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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-respectFunerals
(Definition of respect noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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