a particular, detail, or point (usually preceded by in):
to differ in some respect.
relation or reference:
inquiries with respect to a route.
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.
deference to a right, privilege, privileged position, or someone or something considered to have certain rights or privileges; proper acceptance or courtesy; acknowledgment:
respect for a suspect’s right to counsel; to show respect for the flag; respect for the elderly.
the condition of being esteemed or honored:
to be held in respect.
respects, a formal expression or gesture of greeting, esteem, or friendship:
Give my respects to your parents.
favor or partiality.
Archaic. a consideration.
verb (used with object)
to hold in esteem or honor:
I cannot respect a cheat.
to show regard or consideration for:
to respect someone’s rights.
to refrain from intruding upon or interfering with:
to respect a person’s privacy.
to relate or have reference to.
in respect of, in reference to; in regard to; concerning.
in respect that, Archaic. because of; since.
pay one’s respects,
to visit in order to welcome, greet, etc.:
We paid our respects to the new neighbors.
to express one’s sympathy, especially to survivors following a death:
We paid our respects to the family.
with respect to, referring to; concerning:
with respect to your latest request.
an attitude of deference, admiration, or esteem; regard
the state of being honoured or esteemed
a detail, point, or characteristic; particular: he differs in some respects from his son
reference or relation (esp in the phrases in respect of, with respect to)
polite or kind regard; consideration: respect for people’s feelings
(often pl) an expression of esteem or regard (esp in the phrase pay one’s respects)
to have an attitude of esteem towards; show or have respect for: to respect one’s elders
to pay proper attention to; not violate: to respect Swiss neutrality
to show consideration for; treat courteously or kindly
(archaic) to concern or refer to
adjective 1. pertaining individually or severally to each of a number of persons, things, etc.; particular: I will now discuss the respective merits of the candidates. adjective 1. belonging or relating separately to each of several people or things; several: we took our respective ways home 2. an archaic word for respectful
[ri-spek-tiv-lee] /rɪˈspɛk tɪv li/ adverb 1. in precisely the order given; sequentially. 2. (of two or more things, with reference to two or more things previously mentioned) referring or applying to in a parallel or sequential way: Joe and Bob escorted Betty and Alice, respectively. respectively /rɪˈspɛktɪvlɪ/ adverb 1. (in listing a number of items […]
noun 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 […]
verb (used with object) 1. to spell again or anew.