respect

Respect is a way of treating or thinking about something or someone. If you respect your teacher, you admire her and treat her well.

People respect others who are impressive for any reason, such as being in authority — like a teacher or cop — or being older — like a grandparent. You show respect by being polite and kind. For a lot of people, taking your hat off is a show of respect. When people are insulted or treated badly, they feel they haven't been treated with respect. You can respect things as well as people. Saying the Pledge of Allegiance shows respect to your country.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: respect

1
vn
regard highly; think much of
an attitude of admiration or esteem
2
n
(usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: respect
1

v regard highly; think much of

“I respect his judgement”
Synonyms:
esteem, prise, prize, value
Antonyms:
disesteem, disrespect
have little or no respect for; hold in contempt
Types:
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think the world of
esteem very highly
fear, revere, reverence, venerate
regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
admire, look up to
feel admiration for
enshrine, saint
hold sacred
worship
show devotion to (a deity)
envy
feel envious towards; admire enviously
Type of:
consider, reckon, regard, see, view
deem to be

v show respect towards

Synonyms:
abide by, honor, honour, observe
Antonyms:
disrespect
show a lack of respect for
Types:
celebrate, lionise, lionize
assign great social importance to
tolerate
recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)
Type of:
accept
consider or hold as true

n an attitude of admiration or esteem

“she lost all respect for him”
Synonyms:
esteem, regard
Antonyms:
disrespect
a disrespectful mental attitude
Types:
estimate, estimation
the respect with which a person is held
report, reputation
the general estimation that the public has for a person
Type of:
attitude, mental attitude
a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

n a feeling of friendship and esteem

“he inspires respect
Synonyms:
regard
Type of:
affection, affectionateness, fondness, heart, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness
a positive feeling of liking

n courteous regard for people's feelings

“out of respect for his privacy”
Synonyms:
deference, respectfulness
Type of:
courtesy, good manners
a courteous manner

n the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)

Synonyms:
esteem, regard
Antonyms:
disesteem
the state in which esteem has been lost
Types:
stature
high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement
Type of:
honor, honour, laurels
the state of being honored

n a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard

“be sure to give my respects to the dean”
Synonyms:
deference
Types:
court, homage
respectful deference
last respects
the act of expressing respect for someone who has died
props
proper respect
Type of:
civility, politeness
the act of showing regard for others

n behavior intended to please your parents

“he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes”
Synonyms:
obedience
Type of:
filial duty
duty of a child to its parents
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n (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point

“it differs in that respect
Synonyms:
regard
Type of:
detail, item, point
an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
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