respect meaning

EN[ɹɪˈspɛkt] [-ɛkt]
  • Respect is a positive feeling of admiration or deference for a person or other entity (such as a nation or a religion), and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem.
  • Respect can be both given and/or received. Depending on an individual's cultural reference frame, respect can be something that is earned. Respect is often thought of as earned or built over time.
  • Respect should not be confused with tolerance. The antonym and opposite of respect is disrespect.
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    Definition of respect in English Dictionary

  • NounPLrespectsPREré-
    1. NU an attitude of consideration or high regard.
      1. He is an intellectual giant, and I have great respect for him.
      2. we do respect people for their dignity and worth.
    2. NU good opinion, honor, or admiration.
      1. NU (always plural) Polite greetings, often offered as condolences after a death.
        1. The mourners paid their last respects to the deceased poet.
      2. NC a particular aspect of something.
        1. This year's model is superior to last year's in several respects.
    3. VerbSGrespectsPRrespectingPT, PPrespected
      1. To have respect for.
        1. She is an intellectual giant, and I respect her greatly.
      2. To have regard for something, to observe a custom, practice, rule or right.
        1. I respect your right to hold that belief, although I think it is nonsense.
      3. To abide by an agreement.
        1. They failed to respect the treaty they had signed, and invaded.
      4. To take notice of; to regard as worthy of special consideration; to heed.
        1. VT (dated except in "respecting") To relate to; to be concerned with.
          1. OBS To regard; to consider; to deem.
            1. OBS To look toward; to face.
            2. Interjection
              1. (Jamaica) hello, hi.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • In addition to the conserved split point between dhc1 and dhc2, their organization within agaricomycete genomes with respect to the linked matA locus seems conserved.
                  • With respect to the cytotoxic effects, compounds 2–7 fall into two groups: the alkyl esters ( 2, 3 ) and the mofetil ester 4 on one hand, and the basic heterocyclic esters 5–7 on the other hand.
                  • In the domain of valuations which are supervaluations with respect to a certain partial valuation the axioms of classical logic remain valid.
                2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • A microscopical examination of the yeast taken from these rapid vigorous fermentations will only be able to give useful conclusions in one respect.
                  • And in your planting the consideration of the clymate and of the soyle be matters that are to be respected.
                  • A proper fisking leaves the reader with a clear understanding that the text so fisked was appallingly wrong in every important respect!
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Interjections
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Transitive verbs
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                      Source: Wiktionary

                      Meaning of respect for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "respect" is an interjection. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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                      Definiteness: Level 9
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