respects Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun (often used with `pay') a formal expression of esteem
    • he paid his respects to the mayor
  2. noun (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
    respect; regard.
    • it differs in that respect
  3. noun the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
    respect; regard; esteem.
    • it is held in esteem
    • a man who has earned high regard
  4. noun an attitude of admiration or esteem
    respect; regard; esteem.
    • she lost all respect for him
  5. noun a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
    deference; respect.
    • his deference to her wishes was very flattering
    • be sure to give my respects to the dean
  6. noun behavior intended to please your parents
    respect; obedience.
    • their children were never very strong on obedience
    • he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes
  7. noun a feeling of friendship and esteem
    respect; regard.
    • she mistook his manly regard for love
    • he inspires respect
  8. noun courteous regard for people's feelings
    deference; respect; respectfulness.
    • in deference to your wishes
    • out of respect for his privacy
  9. verb regard highly; think much of
    respect; prise; esteem; value; prize.
    • I respect his judgement
    • We prize his creativity
  10. verb show respect towards
    respect; abide by; observe; honor; honour.
    • honor your parents!