respect has definitions from the field of sociology
1
[ noun ] (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point

Synonyms

regard

Examples

"it differs in that respect"

Used in print

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

In certain respects defeat increased the persistent Anglophilia of the Old_South .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

It is hard to understand how he concluded that most snakes do not grow appreciably after attaining maturity ; he was working with species of Java , so perhaps some tropical snakes are unusual in this respect .

(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)

Finally , it is suggested that in many respects the horse lung may be anatomically more comparable_to that of the human than any other presently known species .

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

Of particular importance is the study of the actions of drugs in this respect .

For the interpretation of these significant investigations , it should be remembered that reciprocal relations exist in the hypothalamus with respect to autonomic and somatic functions which are closely associated with the emotions .

Related terms

detail involve

2
[ verb ] regard highly; think much of

Synonyms

value esteem prise prize

Examples

"I respect his judgement" "We prize his creativity"

Used in print

(The New York Times,...)

He merely became victimized by a form of athletics that respects no one and aggravates all .

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

He may respect too_much the Italian tradition of letting singers hold_on to their notes , but to restrain them in a singers ' opera may be quite difficult .

(Howard Fast, April Morning....)

Whatever we felt about the redcoats , we respected them in_terms_of their trade , which was killing ; and I know that I , myself , was nauseated with apprehension and fear and that my hands were soaking wet where they held my gun .

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

The next morning , as the clock struck nine , he appeared at the Council meeting in the Town_Hall and insisted that the couple would have_to be punished if the Church was to be respected .

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

He respected each of these approach techniques , and kept them in character :

3
[ noun ] an attitude of admiration or esteem

Synonyms

regard esteem

Examples

"she lost all respect for him"

Used in print

(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)

If we want respect from ourselves or others , we will have to earn it .

(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)

first , because it is important in itself , and , second , because he knows that the American public cares about a decent respect for the opinions of mankind .

(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)

If he dwelt on the indignities he suffered he would lose all respect for her , and without the respect he might lose his view of her , too .

If he dwelt on the indignities he suffered he would lose all respect for her , and without the respect he might lose his view of her , too .

Related terms

disrespect attitude estimate

4
[ noun ] the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)

Synonyms

esteem regard

Examples

"it is held in esteem" "a man who has earned high regard"

Used in print

(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)

As Hudson resumed his desperate criss-crossing of the little bay , every incident lessened the crew 's respect for him .

Related terms

disesteem honor stature

5
[ verb ] show respect towards

Examples

"honor your parents!"

Used in print

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

How can we have a good city unless we respect morality '' ?

6
[ noun ] an courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard

Synonyms

deference

Examples

"his deference to her wishes was very flattering" "be sure to give my respects to the dean"

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

He treats this deep-eyed , bearded , bony crackpot with tangible affection and respect .

7
[ noun ] (sociology) behavior intended to please your parents

Synonyms

obedience

Examples

"their children were never very strong on obedience" "he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes"

Used in print

(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)

`` I want to show respect for my parents ' religion '' was the way in_which a boy justified his inhabiting_a_halfway_house of Judaism .

Related terms

filial_duty

8
[ noun ] a feeling of friendship and esteem

Synonyms

regard

Examples

"she mistook his manly regard for love" "he inspires respect"

Related terms

affection

9
[ noun ] courteous regard for people's feelings

Examples

"in deference to your wishes" "out of respect for his privacy"

Related terms

courtesy

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