Origin of respecting
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 respecting
Contemporary Examples of respecting
That being a gentleman and respecting women is a sign of being a failure.What It Feels Like For a Girl in Iraq
November 6, 2014
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
October 9, 2014
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.’
July 14, 2014
It comes from respecting that you are in a partnership and that also you are an individual as well.What’s So Bad About an Open Marriage?
November 11, 2013
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
August 22, 2013
Historical Examples of respecting
He didn't know what satisfaction he could give any gentleman, respecting that family.Little Dorrit
What is your sentiments, Mr. Saunders, respecting Sir George?Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
Much has been said respecting the cause of Mirabeau's death.
Now tell the jury as nearly as you can what was said respecting him there.The Macdermots of Ballycloran
You said all that and preached about respecting her wish and all that sort of thing.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
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.