Definitions of respect

  1. show respect towards; " honor your parents!"
  2. courteous regard for people's feelings; " in deference to your wishes"; " out of respect for his privacy"
  3. a courteous expression ( by word or deed) of esteem or regard; " his deference to her wishes was very flattering"; " be sure to give my respects to the dean"
  4. an attitude of admiration or esteem; " she lost all respect for him"
  5. the condition of being honored ( esteemed or respected or well regarded); " it is held in esteem"; " a man who has earned high regard"
  6. behavior intended to please your parents; " their children were never very strong on obedience"; " he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes"
  7. ( usually preceded by ` in') a detail or point; " it differs in that respect"
  8. a feeling of friendship and esteem; " she mistook his manly regard for love"; " he inspires respect"
  9. look on as or consider; " she looked on this affair as a joke"; " He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"; " He is reputed to be intelligent"
  10. regard highly; think much of; " I respect his judgement"; " We prize his creativity"
  11. To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.
  12. To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor.
  13. To look toward; to front upon or toward.
  14. To regard; to consider; to deem.
  15. To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as, the treaty particularly respects our commerce.
  16. The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution.
  17. Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.
  18. An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's respects to another.
  19. Reputation; repute.
  20. Relation; reference; regard.
  21. Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this respect; in any respect; in all respects.
  22. Consideration; motive; interest.
  23. Regard for worth; honor and esteem; as, the world's respect for a great man; thoughtful and attentive notice; as, have respect for my words; undue favor or bias; as, to show respect of persons; courteous manner of treating others; a special point; as, in certain respects; relation, reference, or regard; as, with respect to.
  24. To honor or esteem; notice; heed; as, to respect the advice of parents; avoid intrusion upon; as, to respect private property; have relation to; as, the matter respects our welfare.
  25. To esteem for merit: to honor: to relate to.
  26. Act of esteeming highly: regard: expression of esteem: deportment arising from esteem: relation: reference: ( B.) good- will: partiality.
  27. High esteem; deference; relation.
  28. To esteem; honor; relate to.
  29. To have or show respect for; hold sacred.
  30. To relate or refer to.
  31. Honor mingled with esteem; deference; regard.
  32. A special aspect or relation.
  33. Regard; attention; esteem, or its expression; respectful demeanour; due attention; favour; partiality; respected character; relation.
  34. To regard; to relate to; to honour or esteem.
  35. To regard; to view or consider with some degree of reverence; to esteem for worth or superiority; to have relation to.
  36. That estimation or honour in which men hold the worth or good qualities of others; deference; partial regard; undue bias; in Scrip., goodwill or favour.

Usage examples for respect

  1. What one thing after that could they be expected to respect – Dr. Jolliffe's Boys by Lewis Hough
  2. His Lordship's conclusion is the more extraordinary, as he had already observed that the resemblance between them was perfect in every other respect – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  3. In what respect dear Romayne? – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  4. We respect your right to choose your own future and win your own freedom. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. And then women who have had one husband already are not like young girls in respect to their hearts. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  6. They had ten years of knowledge and respect to build on. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  7. She must at any cost be able to respect herself, and, as matters stood, she could not respect herself. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  8. A look of something like respect came into Osborne's face. – Ashton-Kirk, Investigator by John T. McIntyre
  9. But the Ojibway, it seemed, had too much respect for the bow of Tayoga. – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  10. Was it anything like regret that, in respect of the young lord, she too had lost her opportunity? – Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury
  11. And though their company was to me in every respect like that of a brother and sister, yet it fell far short of being like that of a wife. – A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee. by Davy Crockett
  12. Now, I like you; I like Almo; I like both of you and I respect you; I believe in you. – The Unwilling Vestal by Edward Lucas White
  13. And no one here seemed to respect anything. – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  14. Every way miserable, why am I obliged to think and speak of my father with so little respect – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  15. However poor we are, Hendon, we need not lose our self- respect – The Bag of Diamonds by George Manville Fenn
  16. Now she saw that her father had ceased to respect himself. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  17. Pasquale has a lot of respect for you. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  18. One may respect a person of this sort, but it is difficult either to know or to like him. – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  19. Somehow she felt a little bit more of respect for him. – What's-His-Name by George Barr McCutcheon
  20. You really respect me for my strength of character. – Franklin Kane by Anne Douglas Sedgwick