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respect

noun [U] (ADMIRATION)    /rɪˈspekt/
B1 admiration felt or shown for someone or something that you believe has good ideas or qualities : I have great /the greatest respect for his ideas , although I don't agree with them. She is a formidable figure who commands a great deal of respect (= who is greatly admired by others ). New teachers have to earn / gain the respect of their students . → See also self-respectShowing respect and admiration
(Definition of respect noun (ADMIRATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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