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English definition of “respect”

respect

noun (HONOUR)    /rɪˈspekt/
B1 [U] politeness, honour, and care shown towards someone or something that is considered important: You really should treat your parents with more respect. She has no respect for other people's property (= she does not treat it carefully).Polite and respectfulPolite and respectful [U] a feeling that something is right or important and you should not attempt to change it or harm it: In their senseless killing of innocent people, the terrorists have shown their lack of respect for human life. She grumbled that young people today have/show no respect for the law.Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval [U] the feeling you show when you accept that different customs or cultures are different from your own and behave towards them in a way that would not cause offence: She teaches the students to have respect for different races and appreciate the diversity of other cultures.Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval sb's respects formal polite formal greetings: Please convey/give my respects to your parents.Meeting peopleOfficial meetings
(Definition of respect noun (HONOUR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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