• Pronunciation of respect: R IH0 S P EH1 K T (rɪ'spɛkt)

  • Number of syllables of respect: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of respect

  • Definition of respect

    • (n): behavior intended to please your parents; "their children were never very strong on obedience"; "he went to law school out of respect for his father''s wishes"  
    • (n): a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard; "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"; "be sure to give my respects to the dean"  
    • (n): courteous regard for people''s feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"  
    • (n): (usually preceded by `in'') a detail or point; "it differs in that respect"  
    • (n): an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect for him"  
    • (n): a feeling of friendship and esteem; "she mistook his manly regard for love"; "he inspires respect"  
    • (n): the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded); "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high regard"  
    • (v): regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"  
    • (v): show respect towards; "honor your parents!"  
  • Examples of respect

    • US is benighted in this respect.  
    • Please respect that he is a good third party evaluator in this dispute.  
    • The players should respect the umpires.  
    • Please give him a respect that he is a good third party evaluator in this dispute.  
    • They did not respect the aesthete.  
    • Thus, she expects subservience and respect.  
    • The offer alone shows deference and respect.  
    • Eminence implies respect in the field.  
    • They have to respect other's gumption.  
    • I respect the mountaineer.  

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