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
How to use respect in a sentence
In that respect, Heule’s top asset might not be his skill with a SAT solver.Computer Scientists Attempt to Corner the Collatz Conjecture|Kevin Hartnett|August 26, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Google has extended the functionality of its related activity cards with respect to shopping, job and recipe-related searches, the company announced Tuesday.Google’s new features for product, job and recipe activity cards usher users along their journey|George Nguyen|August 18, 2020|Search Engine Land
While gene therapy may not literally take genes from one individual and insert them in another, in many respects it is entirely equivalent to doing just that.How Life Could Continue to Evolve - Issue 88: Love & Sex|Caleb Scharf|August 12, 2020|Nautilus
At a certain point, I think we need to ask ourselves when we begin giving the party the respect of actually dealing with it as it is.Will Covid-19 Spark a Cold War (or Worse) With China? (Ep. 414)|Stephen J. Dubner|April 23, 2020|Freakonomics
When I realized I was in such a small minority, that’s when I really did respect that it was very difficult to make it to that high of a rank.Lack of diversity in his field has troubled this mathematician|Esther Landhuis|April 14, 2020|Science News For Students
As the director of Freedom Now, I hold Intigam Aliyev in high esteem and have long respected his work as a human-rights lawyer.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These photographers are respected, indeed, but that is not in and of itself enough to provide insight about the city.
Certain trades, such as medicine or law, are eternally well-respected.
Obviously, there are well-respected artists whose work is largely unsalable.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That is something all its previous owners and publishers understood and respected.Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine|Lloyd Grove|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lawrence Hyde, earl of Rochester, died; deservedly respected as an able statesman.
He was an active and valiant prince, who made himself respected by the powers of Europe.
He respected her courage and obvious power to rise above the personal attitude of her sex.
Deeply as they disapproved of his politics, they respected his independence and were inordinately proud of him.
He who keeps up such entertainment longest and kills most of the said animals is most respected.
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.