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respecting

[ ri-spek-ting ]
/ rɪˈspɛk tɪŋ /
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preposition

regarding; concerning.

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RELATED WORDS

concerning, about

Nearby words

respectant, respected, respecter, respectful, respectfully, respecting, respective, respectively, respects, respell, respighi

Origin of respecting

First recorded in 1725–35; respect + -ing2

Definition for respecting (2 of 2)

respect

[ ri-spekt ]
/ rɪˈspɛkt /

noun

verb (used with object)

Origin of respect

1300–50; (noun) Middle English (< Old French) < Latin respectus action of looking back, consideration, regard, equivalent to respec-, variant stem of respicere to look back (re- re- + specere to look) + -tus suffix of v. action; (v.) < Latin respectus past participle of respicere
SYNONYMS FOR respect
Related formsqua·si-re·spect·ed, adjectiveun·der·re·spect·ed, adjectiveun·re·spect·ed, adjectivewell-re·spect·ed, adjective

Synonym study

3. Respect, esteem, veneration imply recognition of personal qualities by approbation, deference, and more or less affection. Respect is commonly the result of admiration and approbation, together with deference: to feel respect for a great scholar. Esteem is deference combined with admiration and often with affection: to hold a friend in great esteem. Veneration is an almost religious attitude of deep respect, reverence, and love, such as we feel for persons or things of outstanding superiority, endeared by long association: veneration for one's grandparents, for noble traditions.
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British Dictionary definitions for respecting (1 of 2)

respecting

/ (rɪˈspɛktɪŋ) /

preposition

concerning; regarding

British Dictionary definitions for respecting (2 of 2)

respect

/ (rɪˈspɛkt) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for respect

C14: from Latin rēspicere to look back, pay attention to, from re- + specere to look
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with respecting

respect


see in regard (respect) to; pay a call (one's respects); with all due respect.

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