Idioms about respect
- 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
synonym study for respect
historical usage of respect
The meaning “esteem for a person, thing, or quality” first appeared in 1526; the corresponding verb meaning “to hold in esteem” is first recorded in 1583. The prepositional phrase with respect to “referring to; concerning” dates to the mid-16th century. The plural noun respects “a formal expression or gesture of greeting, esteem, or friendship” dates to the first half of the 17th century; the phrase to pay one’s respects “to make a visit in order to welcome, greet, etc., or to express one's sympathy, especially after a death” dates to the middle of the 17th century.
OTHER WORDS FROM respectqua·si-re·spect·ed, adjectiveun·der·re·spect·ed, adjectiveun·re·spect·ed, adjectivewell-re·spect·ed, adjective
How to use respect in a sentence
Fraternities are almost as old as the United States and they are, in some respects, synonymous with it.
But she respects grit and determination, in allies and opponents alike.The Valerie Jarrett I Know: How She Saved the Obama Campaign and Why She’s Indispensable|Joshua DuBois|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Sunday one of its halls teemed with activists, some of them former political prisoners, paying their respects.Hope and Change? Burma Kills a Journalist Before Obama Arrives|Joshua Carroll|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This has had a profound impact on our legal system in at least two very important respects.
Now to compare ISIS radicals and Ferguson looters is not to say that they are the same in all respects.Dinesh D’Souza: Ferguson Protesters Are Just Like ISIS|Olivia Nuzzi|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Notwithstanding the intense heat the open-air life of the march was healthy, and, in many respects, agreeable.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
He holds them with the air of a gentleman, comfortable and at ease in all respects, mentally and bodily.
In other respects there is almost no change from the religion of the Gentiles to Christianity.
The cell containing them may stain normally in other respects, or it may exhibit polychromatophilia.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Easily accessible to all, courteous and reasonable ever, he was in many respects a model railway manager.
British Dictionary definitions for respect
Word Origin for respect
Other Idioms and Phrases with respect
see in regard (respect) to; pay a call (one's respects); with all due respect.