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respect

noun [U] (POLITE ATTITUDE)   /rɪˈspekt/
the polite attitude shown toward someone or something that you consider important: Some drivers don’t have any respect for other motorists. Respects are polite expressions of greeting or sympathy: [pl] Give my respects to your parents. [pl] We stopped by the funeral home to pay our respects. respectful    /rɪˈspekt·fəl/ adjective The protestors were respectful and polite. respectfully    /rɪˈspekt·fə·li/ adverb Most old acquaintances address him respectfully as "Governor."
(Definition of respect noun (POLITE ATTITUDE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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