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English definition of “respect”

respect

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈspekt/
ADMIRE B1 to admire someone because of their knowledge, achievements, etc: I respect him for his honesty.Showing respect and admiration
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.Showing respect and admirationTreating someone well
(Definition of respect verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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