verb (used with object)
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Idioms for 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
Example sentences 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.
British Dictionary definitions for respect
Word Origin for respect
Idioms and Phrases with respect
see in regard (respect) to; pay a call (one's respects); with all due respect.