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Definition 1: behavior intended to please your parents - [noun denoting act]

Samples where respect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for respect in the sense of this definition

(respect is a kind of ...) duty of a child to its parents

Definition 2: a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard - [noun denoting act]

Samples where respect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for respect in the sense of this definition

(respect is a kind of ...) the act of showing regard for others

(... is a kind of respect ) respectful deference

"pay court to the emperor"

(... is a kind of respect ) the act of expressing respect for someone who has died

"he paid his last respects by standing quietly at the graveside"

(... is a kind of respect ) proper respect

"I have to give my props to the governor for the way he handled the problem"

Definition 3: courteous regard for people's feelings - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where respect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for respect in the sense of this definition

(respect is a kind of ...) a courteous manner

Definition 4: (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where respect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it differs in that respect

Synonyms for respect in the sense of this definition

(respect is a kind of ...) an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

"several of the details are similar" "a point of information"

Definition 5: an attitude of admiration or esteem - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where respect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she lost all respect for him

Synonyms for respect in the sense of this definition

(respect is a kind of ...) a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

"he had the attitude that work was fun"

(... is a kind of respect ) the respect with which a person is held

"they had a high estimation of his ability"

Definition 6: a feeling of friendship and esteem - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where respect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for respect in the sense of this definition

(respect is a kind of ...) a positive feeling of liking

"he had trouble expressing the affection he felt" "the child won everyone's heart" "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"

Definition 7: the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where respect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for respect in the sense of this definition

(respect is a kind of ...) the state of being honored

(... is a kind of respect ) high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement

"a man of great stature"

Definition 8: regard highly; think much of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where respect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I respect his judgement
  • We prize his creativity

Synonyms for respect in the sense of this definition

(respect is a kind of ...) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

(... is a kind of respect ) esteem very highly

"She thinks the world of her adviser"

(... is a kind of respect ) regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

"Fear God as your father" "We venerate genius"

(... is a kind of respect ) feel admiration for

Samples where respect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • honor your parents!

Synonyms for respect in the sense of this definition

(respect is a kind of ...) consider or hold as true

"I cannot accept the dogma of this church" "accept an argument"

(... is a kind of respect ) assign great social importance to

"The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood" "The tenor was lionized in Vienna"

(... is a kind of respect ) recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)

"We must tolerate the religions of others"

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