Definition of 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
synonym study for respect
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.
OTHER WORDS FROM respectqua·si-re·spect·ed, adjectiveun·der·re·spect·ed, adjectiveun·re·spect·ed, adjectivewell-re·spect·ed, adjective
Words nearby respect
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.
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.
They stood in a single row, united by solemn respect as the Liu family remained inside.
You expect soldiers of all ranks to understand the need to respect the chain of command, regardless of personal feelings.
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
Word Origin for respect
Other Idioms and Phrases with respect
see in regard (respect) to; pay a call (one's respects); with all due respect.