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NOUN (7)

1. (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point;
- Example: "it differs in that respect"
[syn: respect, regard]

2. the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded);
- Example: "it is held in esteem"
- Example: "a man who has earned high regard"
[syn: esteem, regard, respect]

3. an attitude of admiration or esteem;
- Example: "she lost all respect for him"
[syn: respect, esteem, regard]

4. a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard;
- Example: "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"
- Example: "be sure to give my respects to the dean"
[syn: deference, respect]

5. behavior intended to please your parents;
- Example: "their children were never very strong on obedience"
- Example: "he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes"
[syn: obedience, respect]

6. a feeling of friendship and esteem;
- Example: "she mistook his manly regard for love"
- Example: "he inspires respect"
[syn: regard, respect]

7. courteous regard for people's feelings;
- Example: "in deference to your wishes"
- Example: "out of respect for his privacy"
[syn: deference, respect, respectfulness]


VERB (2)

1. regard highly; think much of;
- Example: "I respect his judgement"
- Example: "We prize his creativity"
[syn: respect, esteem, value, prize, prise]

2. show respect towards;
- Example: "honor your parents!"
[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. [1913 Webster] Thou respectest not spilling Edward's blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster] In orchards and gardens, we do not so much respect beauty as variety of ground for fruits, trees, and herbs. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor. "I do respect thee as my soul." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To look toward; to front upon or toward. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Palladius adviseth the front of his house should so respect the ??uth. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 4. To regard; to consider; to deem. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To whom my father gave this name of Gaspar, And as his own respected him to death. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 5. To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as, the treaty particularly respects our commerce. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: To regard; esteem; honor; revere; venerate. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] But he it well did ward with wise respect. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Esteem; regard; consideration; honor. [1913 Webster] Seen without awe, and served without respect. --Prior. [1913 Webster] The same men treat the Lord's Day with as little respect. --R. Nelson. [1913 Webster] 3. pl. An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's respects to another. [1913 Webster] 4. Reputation; repute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Many of the best respect in Rome. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. Relation; reference; regard. [1913 Webster] They believed but one Supreme Deity, which, with respect to the various benefits men received from him, had several titles. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 4. Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this respect; in any respect; in all respects. [1913 Webster] Everything which is imperfect, as the world must be acknowledged in many respects. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] In one respect I'll be thy assistant. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. Consideration; motive; interest. [Obs.] "Whatever secret respects were likely to move them." --Hooker. [1913 Webster] To the publik good Private respects must yield. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: Deference; attention; regard; consideration; estimation. See Deference. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

respect 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: disesteem] 3: an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect for him" [syn: respect, esteem, regard] [ant: disrespect] 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, respect] 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, respect] 6: a feeling of friendship and esteem; "she mistook his manly regard for love"; "he inspires respect" [syn: regard, respect] 7: courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy" [syn: deference, respect, respectfulness] 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