Definition of "respect" []

  • To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem. (verb-transitive)
  • To avoid violation of or interference with: respect the speed limit. (verb-transitive)
  • To relate or refer to; concern. (verb-transitive)
  • A feeling of appreciative, often deferential regard; esteem. See Synonyms at regard. (noun)
  • The state of being regarded with honor or esteem. (noun)
  • An attitude of deference, admiration, or esteem; regard (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The state of being honoured or esteemed (noun)
  • A detail, point, or characteristic; particular (noun)
  • Reference or relation (esp in the phrases in respect of, with respect to) (noun)
  • Polite or kind regard; consideration (noun)
  • An expression of esteem or regard (esp in the phrase pay one's respects) (noun)
  • To have an attitude of esteem towards; show or have respect for (verb)
  • To pay proper attention to; not violate (verb)
  • To show consideration for; treat courteously or kindly (verb)
  • To concern or refer to (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "respect" in a sentence
  • "He has his follies, I have mine; and the less either of us sees of the other's peccadilloes, the greater will be the honour and respect -- that, I think, is the proper phrase -- I say the _respect_ in which we shall hold each other."
  • "The respect that you will receive, the real and _sincere respect_, will depend entirely on what you are able _to do_."
  • "The only impression that his mother ought to make on Carl is what I have already told him, -- namely, to respect her as _his mother_, but _not to follow her example in any respect_; he must be strongly warned against this."