[syn: respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Respect \Re*spect"\ (r?*sp?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Respected; p. pr. & vb. n. Respecting.] [L. respectare,
v. intens. from respicere, respectum, to look back, respect;
pref. re- re- + specere, spicere, to look, to view: cf. F.
respecter. See Spy, and cf. Respite.]
1. To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to
regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care
for; to heed.
Thou respectest not spilling Edward's blood. --Shak.
In orchards and gardens, we do not so much respect
beauty as variety of ground for fruits, trees, and
2. To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor. "I do
respect thee as my soul." --Shak.
3. To look toward; to front upon or toward. [Obs.]
Palladius adviseth the front of his house should so
respect the ??uth. --Sir T.
4. To regard; to consider; to deem. [Obs.]
To whom my father gave this name of Gaspar,
And as his own respected him to death. --B. Jonson.
5. To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as,
the treaty particularly respects our commerce.
As respects, as regards; with regard to; as to. --Macaulay.
To respect the person or To respect the persons, to favor
a person, or persons on corrupt grounds; to show
partiality. "Ye shall not respect persons in judgment."
--Deut. i. 17.
Syn: To regard; esteem; honor; revere; venerate.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Respect \Re*spect"\, n. [L. respectus: cf. F. respect. See
Respect, v., and cf. Respite.]
1. The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular
consideration to; hence, care; caution.
But he it well did ward with wise respect.
2. Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.
Seen without awe, and served without respect.
The same men treat the Lord's Day with as little
respect. --R. Nelson.
3. pl. An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to
send one's respects to another.
4. Reputation; repute. [Obs.]
Many of the best respect in Rome. --Shak.
5. Relation; reference; regard.
They believed but one Supreme Deity, which, with
respect to the various benefits men received from
him, had several titles. --Tillotson.
4. Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this
respect; in any respect; in all respects.
Everything which is imperfect, as the world must be
acknowledged in many respects. --Tillotson.
In one respect I'll be thy assistant. --Shak.
7. Consideration; motive; interest. [Obs.] "Whatever secret
respects were likely to move them." --Hooker.
To the publik good
Private respects must yield. --Milton.
In respect, in comparison. [Obs.] --Shak.
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.)
In respect to, or With respect to, in relation to; with
regard to; as respects. --Tillotson.
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.
Syn: Deference; attention; regard; consideration; estimation.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point; "it differs
in that respect" [syn: respect, regard]
2: the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well
regarded); "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high
regard" [syn: esteem, regard, respect] [ant:
3: an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect
for him" [syn: respect, esteem, regard] [ant:
4: 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" [syn: deference,
5: 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" [syn: obedience,
6: a feeling of friendship and esteem; "she mistook his manly
regard for love"; "he inspires respect" [syn: regard,
7: courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your
wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy" [syn: deference,
v 1: regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement";
"We prize his creativity" [syn: respect, esteem,
value, prize, prise] [ant: disesteem, disrespect]
2: show respect towards; "honor your parents!" [syn: respect,
honor, honour, abide by, observe] [ant: disrespect]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
321 Moby Thesaurus words for "respect":
Anschauung, OK, abide by, accept, acceptance, accord respect to,
accordance, account, acquittal, acquittance, act up to, adhere to,
adherence, admiration, admire, adoration, adore, advertence,
advertency, affability, affect, agreeableness, alertness,
allegiance, amenity, an in, angle, angle of vision, answer to,
apotheosize, appertain to, applicability, application, apply to,
appositeness, appreciate, appreciation, approbation, approval,
approve, approve of, article, aspect, assiduity, assiduousness,
assigned task, attend to, attention, attention span, attentiveness,
attribute, awareness, awe, basis, be faithful to, be thoughtful of,
bear on, bear upon, bearing, belong to, best wishes, bless,
blessing, bounden duty, burden, business, call of duty, care,
carrying out, case, characteristic, charge, civility, comity,
commitment, comparison, complaisance, compliance, compliments,
comply with, concentration, concern, concernment, configuration,
conform to, conformance, conformity, connect, connection,
consciousness, consider, considerateness, consideration,
correspond to, count, countenance, courteousness, courtesy, credit,
datum, deal with, dedication, defer to, deference, deify, detail,
devoir, devoirs, devotion, diligence, discharge, do justice to,
duties and responsibilities, duty, ear, earnestness, effect,
eidolon, element, endorse, endorsement, entertain respect for,
espial, espionage, esteem, estimation, ethics, etiquette, exalt,
execution, eye, facet, fact, factor, fashion, favor,
favorable regard, favorable vote, fealty, fear, feature,
fellow feeling, figure, fill, follow, footing, form,
frame of reference, framework, friendly relations, fulfill,
fulfillment, germaneness, gestalt, good graces, good terms,
good understanding, good wishes, goodwill, gracefulness,
graciousness, greetings, guise, harmony, have connection with,
have regard for, heed, heedfulness, heeding, hero-worship, hold by,
hold in esteem, hold in reverence, hold with, homage, honor,
idolize, image, imago, imperative, impression, incidental,
instance, intentiveness, intentness, interest, involve, item, keep,
keep faith with, keep in countenance, keeping, liaise with, light,
likeness, line of duty, lineaments, link with, live up to, look,
look up to, looking, lookout, loyalty, make good, manner,
materiality, matter, meet, mental outlook, mindfulness,
minor detail, minutia, minutiae, mission, must, mutual regard, nod,
note, notice, obey, obligation, observance, observation, observe,
onus, ought, outlook, particular, pay attention to, pay homage to,
performance, pertain to, pertinence, phase, phasis, place, point,
point of view, politeness, position, practice, prize, property,
quality, rapport, refer to, reference, reference system, regard,
regardfulness, regards, relate to, relatedness, relation,
relevance, remark, respectfulness, respects, revere, reverence,
salutations, sanction, satisfaction, satisfy, seal of approval,
seeming, self-imposed duty, semblance, shape, side, sight,
simulacrum, situation, slant, solicitousness, solicitude, spying,
stamp of approval, stand, standpoint, style, sympathy, system,
tact, tactfulness, take kindly to, thing, think highly of,
think much of, think of, think well of, thought, thoughtfulness,
tie in with, total effect, touch, touch upon, trait, treat of,
twist, universe, uphold, urbanity, value, venerate, veneration,
view, view with favor, viewing, viewpoint, voice, vote, watch,
watching, wise, witnessing, worship, worth, yea, yea vote