verb (used with object)
- 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
Synonyms for respect
Examples from the Web for respected
Contemporary Examples of respected
These photographers are respected, indeed, but that is not in and of itself enough to provide insight about the city.A History of Paris in 150 Photographs
December 14, 2014
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
December 5, 2014
Emily Kinney told me that Beth and Dawn understood and respected each other on a certain level.‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead
December 2, 2014
“I knew that he respected my ideas beyond measure, but I definitely was behind the scenes more,” Kalman writes in a later email.The Singular Artist of New Yorkistan
November 14, 2014
Evidence of the interest of this respected figure propelled Vieira on his quest.Hunting for a Real-Life Hagrid
November 13, 2014
Historical Examples of respected
They all admired and respected her, and nobody doubted the reality of her adventures.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
Still there was that in them which respected the mother's grief; they tried to shield her.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
He loved the woman, in spite of all; he respected her, even reverenced her.Within the Law
Rulers and officials of the government must be respected and honored.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
They should continue to live honoured and respected upon earth.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
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.