respect : Idioms & Phrases

As respects

  • as regards; with regard to; as to. Macaulay.
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By"-re*spect` noun
  1. Private end or view; by-interest. Obs. Dryden.
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In, ∨ With, respect to

  • in relation to; with regard to; as respects. Tillotson.
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In respect

  • in comparison. Obs. Shak.
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In respect of

  • . (a) In comparison with. Obs. Shak. (b) As to; in regard to. Archaic "Monsters in respect of their bodies." Bp. Wilkins. "In respect of these matters." Jowett. (Thucyd. )
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in that respect

  • adverb in that matter
    there; on that point.
    • I agree with you there

last respects

  • noun the act of expressing respect for someone who has died
    • he paid his last respects by standing quietly at the graveside


  • noun the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
    dignity; self-regard; self-worth.
    • it was beneath his dignity to cheat
    • showed his true dignity when under pressure
Self`-re*spect" noun
  1. Respect for one's self; regard for one's character; laudable self-esteem.
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  • adjective satellite having or showing self-esteem
    dignified; self-respectful.

title of respect

  • noun an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'
    form of address; title.
    • the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title

To have respect of persons

  • to regard persons with partiality or undue bias, especially on account of friendship, power, wealth, etc. "It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment." Prov. xxiv. 23.
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To respect the personpersons

  • to favor a person, or persons on corrupt grounds; to show partiality. "Ye shall not respect persons in judgment." Deut. i. 17.
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