Meaning of “respect” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /rɪˈspekt/
Extra Examples
I was taught to respect my elders.You should respect your opponent.Sarah respected her sister for the way she dealt with the situation.You have to respect someone who has achieved so much.Anna has begun to respect her colleagues.

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

I respect him for his honesty.

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)