Meaning of “respect” - Learner’s Dictionary

respect

verb [ T ] uk us /rɪˈspekt/
ADMIRE

B1 to admire someone because of their knowledge, achievements, etc:

I respect him for his honesty.
ACCEPT IMPORTANCE

B2 If you respect someone's rights, customs, wishes, etc you accept their importance and are careful not to do anything they would not want.

(Definition of “respect verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)