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Definition of Respective

Respective

  1. Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate.
  2. Looking towardl having reference to; relative, not absolute; as, the respective connections of society.
  3. Relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own; as, they returned to their respective places of abode.
  4. Fitted to awaken respect.
  5. Rendering respect; respectful; regardful.

Respective Quotations

A long time ago, I became aware that many of us have a tendency to lump nature into simplistic categories, such as what we consider beautiful or ugly, important or unimportant. As human a thing as that is to do, I think it often leads us to misunderstand the respective roles of life forms and their interconnectedness.
Gary Larson

It is very remarkable, that in the book of life, we find some almost of all kinds of occupations, who notwithstanding served God in their respective generations, and shone as so many lights in the world.
George Whitefield

It is well known that my husband and Lady Thatcher enjoyed a very special relationship as leaders of their respective countries during one of the most difficult and pivotal periods in modern history. Ronnie and Margaret were political soul mates, committed to freedom and resolved to end Communism.
Nancy Reagan

I think that both men, Bush and Blair, will be damned in history. Both men have made their respective countries the two most hated countries in the world.
George Galloway

The managers are getting paid very well by their respective clubs to do a job for their clubs not the country they are working in.
Alan Shearer
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Respective Translations

respective in Dutch is respectief
respective in French is respectif
respective in German is beziehungsweise
respective in Portuguese is respectivo
respective in Swedish is respektive
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