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respect

noun
 
 
/rɪˈspekt/
POLITE [U] B1 polite behaviour towards someone, especially because they are older or more important than you: You should show more respect for your parents.Showing respect and admiration
ADMIRATION [U] B1 admiration for someone because of their knowledge, skill, or achievements: She's an excellent teacher and I have the greatest respect for her.Showing respect and admiration
SHOW IMPORTANCE [U] behaviour that shows you think something is important or needs to be dealt with carefully: Electricity can be dangerous and should always be treated with respect.Showing respect and admiration
in this respect/many respects B2 in a particular way, or in many ways: The school has changed in many respects.Ways of achieving things
with respect to sth; in respect of sth formal B2 relating to a particular thing: I am writing with respect to your letter of 24 June.Regarding and concerningLinking and relating
pay your respects formal to visit someone or go to talk to themVisiting ( also pay your last respects) to go to someone's funeral →  See also self-respect Funerals
(Definition of respect noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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