Origin of respecting
verb (used with object)
Origin of respect
Examples from the Web for respecting
That being a gentleman and respecting women is a sign of being a failure.
There needs to be freedom while respecting the freedoms of others.Julian Casablancas Enters the Void: On the Strokes’ Friction, Why He Left NYC, and Starting Over|Marlow Stern|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Respecting release dates has gotten more problematic, of course, with the advent of PDFs, she added.The Strange Leak of the New Exposé ‘Clinton, Inc.’|Lloyd Grove|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It comes from respecting that you are in a partnership and that also you are an individual as well.
Kevin Fallon on whether the VMAs can strike a balance between courting One Direction fans and respecting the Nirvana nostalgics.VMAs 2013: MTV’s Awards Show, Once Crazy, Is Getting Old|Kevin Fallon|August 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He renewed his father's edicts relating to the Inquisition, and in the following year confirmed the "placard" respecting heresy.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.|William H. Prescott
The prediction of Orazio respecting the steps that would be taken by the Papal Government fulfilled itself exactly.Rule of the Monk|Giuseppe Garibaldi
They were priests, and probably donors—two reasons for respecting them.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
M. Pollen gives several other particulars of these Lemurs, and of the curious notions of the Malagasy respecting them.A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 1 (of 2)|Henry O. Forbes
I wish to admit everything that has been said respecting me from this witness chair.The Debs Decision|Scott Nearing
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.