English definition of “respect”
POLITE [U] › when you are polite to someone, especially because they are older or more important than you: You should show more respect for your parents.
ADMIRATION [U] › when you admire someone because of their knowledge, skill, or achievements: She's an excellent teacher and I have the greatest respect for her.
SHOW IMPORTANCE [U] › when you show by your behaviour that you think something is important or needs to be dealt with carefully: Electricity can be dangerous and should always be treated with respect.
in this respect/many respects › in a particular way, or in many ways: The school has changed in many respects.
with respect to sth; in respect of sth formal › relating to a particular thing: I am writing with respect to your letter of 24 June.
pay your respects › formal to visit someone or go to talk to them › (also pay your last respects) to go to someone's funeral → See also self-respect