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Definition of Respect


  1. To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.
  2. To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor.
  3. To look toward; to front upon or toward.
  4. To regard; to consider; to deem.
  5. To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as, the treaty particularly respects our commerce.
  6. The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution.
  7. Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.
  8. An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's respects to another.
  9. Reputation; repute.
  10. Relation; reference; regard.
  11. Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this respect; in any respect; in all respects.
  12. Consideration; motive; interest.

Respect Quotations

I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
Jackie Robinson

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no respect for others without humility in one's self. - Henri Frederic Amiel
There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.
Henri Frederic Amiel

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
Bryant H. McGill

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Malcolm X
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Respect Translations

respect in Afrikaans is aansien, respek, respekteer
respect in Dutch is eerbiedigen, respecteren
respect in French is respect, respectent, respectons, respectez
respect in German is beachten, hinsicht
respect in Italian is rispettare, rispetto, stimare
respect in Latin is veneratio, erubesco, respicio
respect in Portuguese is respeito
respect in Spanish is respeto, apreciar, respetar
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