From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrespectre‧spect1 /rɪˈspekt/ ●●● S3 W2 noun 1 admiration [uncountable]ADMIRE a feeling of admiring someone or what they do, especially because of their personal qualities, knowledge, or skills → admirationrespect for I have the greatest respect for Jane’s work.2 consideration [uncountable]IMPORTANT the belief that something or someone is important and should not be harmed, treated rudely etc OPP disrespectrespect for Out of respect for the wishes of her family, the affair was not reported in the media. The boys showed a complete lack of respect for authority.with respect Your mother should be treated with respect.3 → with (the greatest) respect/with (all) due respect4 for danger [singular, uncountable]DANGEROUS a careful attitude towards something or someone that could be dangerousrespect for My fear turned into a respect for the sea. People should have a healthy respect for alcohol (=a sensible careful attitude towards it).5 → in one respect/in some respects etc6 → respects7 → pay your last respects (to somebody)8 → in respect of something9 → with respect to something → self-respectCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1: a feeling of admiring someone or what they do, especially because of their personal qualities, knowledge, or skillsverbshave respect for somebodyI have a lot of respect for my boss.win/earn/gain respect (=start to be respected)Morris eventually won the respect of his fellow workers.command respect (=be respected)Lady Thatcher commanded huge respect from everyone she worked with.deserve respectNurses deserve our respect and admiration.lose respect for somebody (=no longer respect them)She had lost all respect for him.lose somebody’s respect (=no longer be respected by them)Once a child knows you have lied, you will lose their respect.adjectivesgreat respectRex and Joe had great respect for his judgement.the utmost respectI have the utmost respect for the prime minister.mutual respect (=when two people respect each other)Their relationship is based on mutual respect.grudging respect (=when you respect someone or something unwillingly)Initially his idea was seen as far-fetched, but gradually it has received grudging respect and support. COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: the belief that something or someone is important and should not be harmed, treated rudely etcverbsshow respectWe were taught to show respect for older people.treat somebody/something with respectEveryone has a right to be treated with respect.have respect for somebody/somethingThese kids have no respect for authority.get respect (=be treated with respect)You get more respect if you dress smartly.adjectivesproper/due respect (=suitable)‘I want proper respect, ’ said Mother.deep respectThe islanders have a deep respect for the ocean.phrasesa lack of respectThey blame youth crime on unemployment and lack of respect for the law.as a mark of respect (=as a sign of respect, especially for someone who has just died)Flags were flown at half mast as a mark of respect for the dead seamen.
Examples from the Corpusrespect• The ruler continued to enjoy, unless he were unusually vicious or unlucky, a respect which sometimes verged on worship.• I developed great respect for the man.• I have great respect for Tom's judgement.• But then Saunderson and Gray differ in many respects.• In many respects, the conditions proposed by the Bush Administration are similar to those proposed by the Carter Administration.• Feminists in psychology have always had more respect for biology than have feminists in other disciplines.• a relationship built on trust and mutual respect• My respect for my teacher grew as the months passed.• I have a lot of respect for what they do.• With his firm handling of the dispute, he had earned the respect of his opponents.• The interior certainly does look light, though it is assisted in this respect by the Cathedral eastern Gothic rose.• Kingsley is almost alone in saying what he means in this respect.respect for• I don't think these companies have any respect for the environment.• I have a lot of respect for Mike's ability as a skier.• They stayed away out of respect for the wishes of the victim's family.healthy respect• A different set of values existed, such as parental respect, and a healthy respect for law and order.• In the main they are shy creatures, though their speed, strength and agility demand a healthy respect.• I wouldn't insult their intelligence by lying and we had a healthy respect for each other.• My fear turned into a healthy respect for the sea.• Acclaimed designer Carleton Varney has introduced bright new colors and a sense of airy spaciousness while retaining a healthy respect for tradition.• Having said all this, the court accepted the need to pay healthy respect to the principles of comity. respectrespect2 ●●● S3 W2 verb [transitive] 1 [not in progressive]ADMIRE to admire someone because they have high standards and good qualities such as fairness and honesty → admirerespect somebody for (doing) something She respected him for his honesty. I respect his views, although I do not agree with them.► see thesaurus at admire2 OBEYto be careful not to do anything against someone’s wishes, rights etc She said she wanted to leave, and her father respected her wishes. I would like you to respect my privacy. the need to respect human rights► see thesaurus at obey3 to not break a rule or law The president is expected to respect the constitution.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusrespect• At the same time, Haley has maintained his individuality, which Rodman respects.• That was impossible without the two most respected agencies.• It needs to respect basic ecological laws.• Logan, a long-serving Congressman, was both feared and respected by his political opponents.• She always told me exactly what she thought, and I respected her for that.• He's a very strict teacher, but the students respect him.• I totally disagree with him, but I still respect his opinion.• When traveling abroad, it is important to respect local customs and laws.• Most of the students liked and respected Mrs. Moline.• As a human being I had to respect that.• The doctors respected the dying man's wishes.• To respect the environment and to seek to protect it in the course of company activities.• He's an honest, responsible citizen who respects the law and is dedicated to his family.• Surely it was more important to keep a proper distance from your servants and employees, so that they respected you?• And they certainly are not going to respect you.respect somebody for (doing) something• That was just one example of the respect they had for blacks and their music.• Mrs Hamilton wasn't confident that the agency nurses she interviewed would respect her desire for confidentiality on the subject.• Had she lost respect for him for not being so positive and forcing her to stay last year?• The hon. Gentleman knows how much respect I have for his campaigns in this area.• He got nothing for himself, in the hard world of our peers' respect, for his generosity.• I saw that Mrs Fairfax approved of my correct behaviour, and I knew that he respected me for it.• I know all of you are hardworking, diligent people, and I respect you for that.• To show proper respect and consideration for the families and the dead, funeral directors must dress appropriately.respected ... wishes• Has the manager at all times respected the wishes and aspirations of the artist?RespectRe·spect /rɪˈspekt/ a left-wing political party in England and Wales which was started in January 2004. Its name is made up of the first letters of the words Respect, Equality, Socialism, Peace, Environmentalism, and Trade Unionism. Its supporters include the film director Ken Loach and the playwright Harold Pinter. One of the party’s most important members is George Galloway. The party’s full name is Respect – The Unity Coalition.From Longman Business Dictionaryrespectre‧spect /rɪˈspekt/ noun formal1in respect ofFINANCE in payment forTesco’s auditors also received £1.2 million in respect of audit work.2with respect to about or concerningHow much time are buyers spending on their purchasing decisions with respect to various products?Origin respect1 (1300-1400) Latin respectus “act of looking back”, from respicere “to look back, consider”, from specere “to look”