OTHER WORDS FOR respect
Idioms about respect
- 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.
Origin of respect
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historical usage of respect
The meaning “esteem for a person, thing, or quality” first appeared in 1526; the corresponding verb meaning “to hold in esteem” is first recorded in 1583. The prepositional phrase with respect to “referring to; concerning” dates to the mid-16th century. The plural noun respects “a formal expression or gesture of greeting, esteem, or friendship” dates to the first half of the 17th century; the phrase to pay one’s respects “to make a visit in order to welcome, greet, etc., or to express one's sympathy, especially after a death” dates to the middle of the 17th century.
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How to use respect in a sentence
PBCs have an affirmative duty to be good corporate citizens and to treat all stakeholders with respect.50 years later, Milton Friedman’s shareholder doctrine is dead|jakemeth|September 13, 2020|Fortune
He is known to lower his eyes in Putin’s presence, out of respect.Spy Wars: The Hidden Foe America Must Defeat to Save Its Democracy|Charu Kasturi|September 13, 2020|Ozy
Anthony Mallott said his father continued to express respect for Potts up until his death.The Woman Propositioned by Alaska’s Former Lieutenant Governor Tells Her Story for the First Time|by Kyle Hopkins and Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News|September 10, 2020|ProPublica
In many respects, this new bill seems to seek not to combat fake news but, rather, to control users.Brazil’s “fake news” bill won’t solve its misinformation problem|Amy Nordrum|September 10, 2020|MIT Technology Review
So in that respect, what the aforementioned companies are doing is nothing new.‘There wasn’t a huge shift’: TV upfront market did not undergo expected overhaul this year|Tim Peterson|September 9, 2020|Digiday
If anything the work the two cops and the maintenance guy were doing deserves more respect and probably helped a lot more people.Trolls and Martyrdom: Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie|Arthur Chu|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
With all due respect to his athletic skill, Gronkowski is not high on the list of NFL players that elicit carnal thoughts.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yazbek tells The Daily Beast that the traffickers guarantee their service, and they treat the Syrian refugees with respect.Ghost Ships of the Mediterranean|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They stood in a single row, united by solemn respect as the Liu family remained inside.Funeral Protest Is Too Much for NYPD Union Boss|Michael Daly|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You expect soldiers of all ranks to understand the need to respect the chain of command, regardless of personal feelings.We Need Our Police to Be Better Than This|Nick Gillespie|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is, however, true, that in this respect the German hexametrist has a considerable advantage over the English.
Very charmingly is this respect for rule exhibited in all dealings with animals, also dolls and other pets.Children's Ways|James Sully
Great had been her indignation at the want of respect shown to the Reverend John Dodd's cloth.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The house was but a single story high, but in this respect the king's palace itself was no better.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
The French Railroads are better in this respect, and the American cannot be worse, though the fault is not unknown there.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
British Dictionary definitions for respect
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Other Idioms and Phrases with respect
see in regard (respect) to; pay a call (one's respects); with all due respect.