verb (used with object)
- respectability politics,
- 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
Examples from the Web for respect
Yazbek tells The Daily Beast that the traffickers guarantee their service, and they treat the Syrian refugees with respect.
You expect soldiers of all ranks to understand the need to respect the chain of command, regardless of personal feelings.
We are committed to the community, dedicated to progress, and policing with respect.
No one expects her to be Elizabeth Warren, but everyone expects Clinton to hear and respect Warren.
Everyone is entitled to be treated with basic decency and respect.
But in talking about his own son's wife, no word as to her eligibility or non-eligibility in this respect escaped his lips.The Last Chronicle of Barset|Anthony Trollope
In this respect, the papers of Kenton City were the most flagrant offenders.The Lieutenant-Governor|Guy Wetmore Carryl
I suppose we are really different from Ingleby in that respect?Delilah of the Snows|Harold Bindloss
They neither gave nor accepted any titles of respect or honour, nor would they call any man master on earth.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe
I have a sincere respect for his criticism, as I respect also the one he made on the monument to Cavour.
Word Origin for respect
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.
see in regard (respect) to; pay a call (one's respects); with all due respect.