Adjective "respect" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
  1. 'People were simply showing their deep respect, their real admiration and their love for one they felt had touched their lives.'
  2. 'While all agree he is tough and prone to losing his temper, there is almost universal respect for his abilities as a soldier.'
  3. 'In other words, he combined a thorough musical literacy with a deep appreciation and respect for ethnic music.'
  4. 'I have great admiration and respect for these people, their unselfish act to understand and help people is above and beyond the call of duty.'
  5. 'Anyone who has ever been down a pit returns to the surface with deep respect for those who make a career of mining.'
  6. 'An outstanding scientist, he commanded great respect for both his abilities and also for his exceptional personal qualities.'
  7. 'The team he inherited had little respect for his achievements as a manager, but he sensed their indifference and weeded out the dissidents with minimal fuss.'
  8. 'I have found a new admiration and respect for what she has achieved.'
  9. 'I have nothing but the deepest love and respect for these individuals.'
  10. 'The town has great affection for him and great respect for his golfing abilities.'
  11. 'his first chance in over fifteen years to regain respect in the business'
  12. 'If it takes the rest of my life, I will never stop trying to regain your trust and respect.'
  13. 'Women in Britain are entitled to equal respect and status with men in all areas of life and tend to have more independence and responsibility than in some other cultures.'
  14. 'However, making up bad excuses will not help him much to regain respect.'
  15. 'He looks at the situation like a football coach of a former powerhouse team fighting to regain respect.'
  16. 'This is a serious handicap for a country that is still struggling to revive its economy and regain respect from the international community.'
  17. 'The classics seemed to regain respect, but only by being put to use within the British class structure.'
  18. 'He is one of the few major political figures who still enjoys considerable respect from parts of both political parties.'
  19. 'The last quarter helped regain some respect by fighting the match out to the final siren but Swans still ended up 57 point in arrears.'
  20. 'Its not too late for the premier to regain the initial respect she commanded among constituents of this province.'
  21. 'You will be bold and creative this week and earn respect and reputation.'
  22. 'Give my respects to my uncles there and them them that they have my best wishes.'
  23. 'Will you be so good as to give my Respects to the President?'
  24. 'Despite this he kept up very well with a strong team bent on glory, no mean feat for somebody with only a few trips under his belt, respect!'
Due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others.
  1. 'Perhaps a section of his constituency-to-be may even, on inspecting the images, develop a new respect for him.'
  2. 'Mutual respect was shown in many ways, especially in the conduct of boys toward one another.'
  3. 'The nature of the conversation and the respect for elders reflects Chinese customs, particularly that of the young coming to the wise for advice.'
  4. 'You cannot learn anything if you do not pay due respect to your elders.'
  5. 'I think that, when you work with somebody of that caliber there's just an immediate respect for him and his process.'
  6. 'I've known him and worked with him over the years and have a great respect for him.'
  7. 'Rugby League has not only preserved its identity, it is safeguarded by a genuine respect for its fans, rival teams, and even officials.'
  8. 'It also reflected a respect for standards and for the public with whom staff were in contact and it reinforced morale.'
  9. 'However, the Irish Seal Sanctuary said many local fishermen shared a respect for wildlife and nature.'
  10. 'James, 17, says boarding has allowed him to develop a close relationship and a respect for his teachers that he would not have had as a day pupil.'
A particular aspect, point, or detail.
  1. 'His ID cards will be ID cards in all respects but one: they will have the kinder, smoother title of ‘Entitlement Cards’.'
  2. 'The Department claims that evidence available to them is that the scheme is working well in all respects.'
  3. 'Patients in group 1 and 2 were comparable in all respects including oxidative stress at the start of therapy.'
  4. 'A classic car in all respects, with the unmistakable split back window and the ridge running from the roof to the tail.'
  5. 'Without an institution to cling to, they are left to their own devices in all respects.'
  6. 'The area has a history of being neglected in all respects of development.'
  7. 'However, one may be a realist without claiming that our present science mirrors nature accurately in all respects.'
  8. 'By submitting an entry, you agree to be bound by these complete Official Rules, and the decisions of sponsor and judge, which shall be final and binding in all respects.'
  9. 'It also makes for various sorts of diversity, though not in all respects.'
  10. 'But even if successful in all respects, who will benefit, and on what genetic disorders will the therapy be practiced?'


Admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
  1. 'a respected academic'
  2. 'It is easy to admire and respect courage of this kind.'
  3. 'First of all, I'd like to tell him I admire and respect him as one of the very unique talents in television.'
  4. 'They also frequently find that they are not respected for their intellectual abilities.'
  5. 'We should value and respect people who give of their time.'
  6. 'He was deeply respected and had a wide circle of friends who regarded him with fond affection.'
  7. 'I admire and respect you for achieving all that you have over the years.'
  8. 'I highly admire and respect him for what he does and he highly respects me for what I do.'
  9. 'They may not represent anyone in particular, but they are widely respected for their achievements.'
  10. 'I respect you greatly and very much admire what you have achieved in so many places.'
  11. 'I admire and respect the wisdom, experience and discipline of old coaches.'
Have due regard for (someone's feelings, wishes, or rights)
  1. 'In such cases, the bride's parents' wishes are often highly respected by the other family.'
  2. 'I give you my assurance that your wishes will be respected.'
  3. 'Such a concept of respecting the elders was also strongly promoted by ancient philosophers.'
  4. 'They should be given the respect that such a title signifies, but they also have to respect your feelings and fears as well.'
  5. 'He still has a long way to go in his recovery and his family have asked that his privacy continue to be respected.'
  6. 'Responsible smokers will respect he wishes of others.'
  7. 'Is there an interference with the right to respect for private life in this case?'
  8. 'We regard ourselves as a compassionate, tolerant society that respects the rights of others.'
  9. 'People with dementia might have capacity to make this particular decision, and their views should be respected.'
  10. 'The hospital refused to disclose the identity of the donor, saying the wishes of the child's family had to be respected.'
  11. 'it is incumbent upon all hill users to respect the environment'
  12. 'Footpaths provide a safe environment for pedestrians and should be respected by all.'
  13. 'It was no doubt helpful that he grew in a household with other users, in circumstances in which quiet was respected and desirable.'
  14. 'What I do want is for the lake and its environs to be respected, preserved, protected and enhanced for future generations.'
  15. 'If the Commission wins, the Court will merely declare that the member state has failed to respect the particular legal obligation.'
  16. 'English courts generally respect the legal form the parties impose on a transaction and do not recharacterize it in another way.'
  17. 'He gave Quebec six months to start changing its forestry laws to respect the 25-year-old agreement.'

More definitions

1. a particular, detail, or point (usually preceded by in): to differ in some respect.

2. relation or reference: inquiries with respect to a route.

3. 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.

4. deference to a right, privilege, privileged position, or someone or something considered to have certain rights or priv

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be respect in/at/on ses."

"eachs can be respect with publics."

"people can be respect."

"places can be respect."

"works can be respect."

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Late Middle English: from Latin respectus, from the verb respicere ‘look back at, regard’, from re- ‘back’ + specere ‘look at’.


in respect of (or with respect to)
in respect that
with (or with all due) respect