Translation of "respect" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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respect noun (ADMIRATION)

B1 [ U ] 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. 我非常尊重他的想法,不過我並不贊同這些想法。
She is a formidable figure who commands a great deal of respect (= who is greatly admired by others). 她是個令人敬畏的人,贏得了大家的無限敬重。
New teachers have to earn/gain the respect of their students. 新教師必須要贏得學生的尊重。
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respect noun (HONOUR)

B1 [ U ] politeness, honour, and care shown towards someone or something that is considered important

You really should treat your parents with more respect. 你待你父母真應該多幾分尊重。
She has no respect for other people's property (= she does not treat it carefully). 她對別人的財物一點都不愛惜。

[ 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. 恐怖分子無謂濫殺無辜,暴露出他們草菅人命的本質。
She grumbled that young people today have/show no respect for the law. 她抱怨說現在的年輕人漠視法律。

[ 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. 她教育學生要尊重不同種族的人,要認識到其他文化的多樣性。
sb's respects formal

polite formal greetings

Please convey/give my respects to your parents. 請代我向你父母致以敬意/轉達問候。

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respect noun (FEATURE)

B2 [ C ] a particular feature or detail

This proposal differs from the last one in many important respects/one important respect. 本提案在很多重要的方面/在一個重要的方面與上一提案不同。
In most respects, the new film is better than the original. 在大多數方面,這部新翻拍的電影要比老版本好。

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respectverb [ T ]

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respect verb [ T ] (ADMIRE)

B1 to feel or show admiration for someone or something that you believe has good ideas or qualities

I deeply respect David for what he has achieved. 大衛的成就令我非常敬佩。
respect yourself

to be proud of your own qualities or achievements


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respect verb [ T ] (HONOUR)

to treat something or someone with kindness and care

to respect someone's feelings 尊重別人的感情
We should respect the environment and not pollute it. 我們應當善待環境,不去污染它。

B2 to accept the importance of someone's rights or customs and to do nothing that would harm them or cause offence

The agreement will respect the rights of both nations. 這項協定將會尊重兩國各自的權利。
I would appreciate it if you would respect my privacy. 如果您能尊重我的隱私我會非常感謝。

to accept that something is right or important and not to attempt to change it or harm it

The president pledged to respect the existing frontiers between the two countries. 總統承諾維持兩國間疆界現狀。

to think that it is important to obey a law or rule

I was always taught to respect the law. 我一直被教導要遵紀守法。
respect sb's wishes

B2 to do what someone has asked to have done

His children respected his last wishes and held a simple funeral for him. 他的子女尊重他的遺願,為他舉行了簡單的葬禮。

(Translation of “respect” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)