Lines of authority are clear; leaders are respected and feared.
Power, not ideology or creed, was what Kristol respected above all.
The American people would certainly like their leader to be respected by his peers around the world.
She spoke her mind to them as she did to their father, and they respected her for that.
Or will he simply ascend to the President Pro Tempore slot—dignified, venerable, respected but ultimately powerless?
Mr. Layton was a respected citizen of the 22 town and foremost in its civic activities.
The Mexicans had feared and respected the little Superintendent.
The question then raised is not whether the constitution, as written, shall be respected.
If you stick to the good actions, you are respected by the good.
The ends of the natural man are to be respected from an ethical point of view, so long as they remain within their proper limits.
late 14c., "relationship, relation; regard, consideration," from Old French respect and directly from Latin respectus "regard, a looking at," literally "act of looking back (or often) at one," noun use of past participle of respicere "look back at, regard, consider," from re- "back" (see re-) + specere "look at" (see scope (n.1)). Meanings "feeling of esteem excited by actions or attributes of someone or something; courteous or considerate treatment due to personal worth or power" are from 1580s, as is sense of "point, particular feature."
1540s, "to regard," from Middle French respecter "look back; respect; delay," from Latin respectere, frequentative of respicere (see respect (n.). Meaning "treat with deferential regard or esteem" is from 1550s. Sense of "refrain from injuring" is from 1620s. Meaning "have reference to" is from 1560s. Related: Respected; respecting.
To respect the person was "show undue bias toward (or against) based on regard for the outward circumstances of a person;" hence respecter of persons, usually with negative, from Acts x:34, in the 1611 translation.