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 well-respected
Contemporary Examples of well-respected
Obviously, there are well-respected artists whose work is largely unsalable.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art
December 6, 2014
The officer who served with Pounding said that when he first met him, “he was well-respected and he was on a meteoric rise.”Commando Colonel Accused of Exposing his Lover to HIV
November 19, 2014
She was a well-respected employee there when Obama was a professor at the law school.Obama, Why Aren’t You in Chiraq?
July 9, 2014
The story was originally to revolve around Jikisai Minami, a well-respected Zen Buddhist priest in Aomori prefecture.Japanese Horror Director Tackles the 3/11 Tsunami
Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky
February 23, 2013
Nor do they consider other well-respected candidates whose names have been floated, such as Ash Carter.Why Liberals Should Oppose Chuck Hagel
January 3, 2013
Historical Examples of well-respected
A well-respected business man and church-member, he felt uneasy to be at the mercy of a laddie who might be boastful.Greyfriars Bobby
I think he works for Sun Oil Company, and is a well-respected individual.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
adjective (well respected when postpositive)
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.