respect: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ri-spekt'), [key]
- a particular, detail, or point (usually prec. by in): to differ in some respect.
- relation or reference: inquiries with respect to a route.
- esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability: I have great respect for her judgment.
- deference to a right, privilege, privileged position, or someone or something considered to have certain rights or privileges; proper acceptance or courtesy; acknowledgment: respect for a suspect's right to counsel; to show respect for the flag; respect for the elderly.
- the condition of being esteemed or honored: to be held in respect.
- a formal expression or gesture of greeting, esteem, or friendship: Give my respects to your parents.
- favor or partiality.
- a consideration.
- in reference to; in regard to; concerning.
- because of; since.
- We paid our respects to the new neighbors.
- to visit in order to welcome, greet, etc.:We paid our respects to the new neighbors.
- to express one's sympathy, esp. to survivors following a death:We paid our respects to the family.
- referring to; concerning: with respect to your latest request.
- to hold in esteem or honor: I cannot respect a cheat.
- to show regard or consideration for: to respect someone's rights.
- to refrain from intruding upon or interfering with: to respect a person's privacy.
- to relate or have reference to.
- respect (Thesaurus)