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 respected
These photographers are respected, indeed, but that is not in and of itself enough to provide insight about the city.
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
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|Melissa Leon|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I knew that he respected my ideas beyond measure, but I definitely was behind the scenes more,” Kalman writes in a later email.
Evidence of the interest of this respected figure propelled Vieira on his quest.
There is a peaceful company among these hills, respected by all who conceive them aright.Slain By The Doones|R. D. Blackmore
The resident priest treated us with the greatest hospitality, and was respected and beloved by all who knew him.
He was admired and respected by his brother officers and by the commanders under whom he had served, and he was loved by his men.Pioneers of the Old Southwest|Constance Lindsay Skinner
There was a touch of fire to her independence, a chip on the shoulder of her pride the three partners recognized and respected.Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn
Neither your position as a stranger nor mine as your friend was respected.The Span o' Life|William McLennan
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.