Significado de “respect” - en el Diccionario Inglés

respect en inglés británico

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respectnoun

uk /rɪˈspekt/ us /rɪˈspekt/

respect noun (ADMIRATION)

B1 [ U ] admiration felt or shown for someone or something that you believe has good ideas or qualities:

I have great/the greatest respect for his ideas, although I don't agree with them.
She is a formidable figure who commands a great deal of respect (= who is greatly admired by others).
New teachers have to earn/gain the respect of their students.
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Más ejemplos

  • He inspired respect and devotion from his pupils.
  • She won the grudging respect of her boss.
  • You should show more respect to your parents.
  • He has no respect for authority whatsoever.
  • Certainly in our society teachers don't enjoy the respect that is accorded to doctors and lawyers.

respect noun (HONOUR)

B1 [ U ] politeness, honour, and care shown towards someone or something that is considered important:

You really should treat your parents with more respect.
She has no respect for other people's property (= she does not treat it carefully).

[ U ] a feeling that something is right or important and you should not attempt to change it or harm it:

She grumbled that young people today have/show no respect for the law.

[ U ] the feeling you show when you accept that different customs or cultures are different from your own and behave towards them in a way that would not cause offence:

She teaches the students to have respect for different races and appreciate the diversity of other cultures.
sb's respects formal

polite formal greetings:

Please convey/give my respects to your parents.

Más ejemplos

  • These days it goes against the grain to show respect for authority.
  • Certainly in our society teachers don't enjoy the respect that is accorded to doctors and lawyers.
  • Children need to be taught to have respect for other people's property.
  • He has no respect for authority whatsoever.
  • You should show your parents more respect.

respect noun (FEATURE)

B2 [ C ] a particular feature or detail:

This proposal differs from the last one in many important respects/one important respect.
In most respects, the new film is better than the original.

Más ejemplos

  • The new version is worse in every respect - I much preferred the original.
  • It is arguable that the government has failed in this respect.
  • His theory is deficient in several respects.
  • It's essentially a dictionary but it differs in one or two respects.
  • While I accept that he's not perfect in many respects, I do actually quite like the man.

respectverb [ T ]

uk /rɪˈspekt/ us /rɪˈspekt/

respect verb [ T ] (ADMIRE)

B1 to feel or show admiration for someone or something that you believe has good ideas or qualities:

I deeply respect David for what he has achieved.
respect yourself

to be proud of your own qualities or achievements

Más ejemplos

  • It was a sane decision and one we all respected.
  • All non-violent religious and political beliefs should be respected equally.
  • Visitors are asked to respect the rules of the organization.
  • We must respect the rights of sovereign nations to conduct their own affairs.
  • David was brought up to respect authority.

respect verb [ T ] (HONOUR)

to treat something or someone with kindness and care:

to respect someone's feelings
We should respect the environment and not pollute it.

B2 to accept the importance of someone's rights or customs and to do nothing that would harm them or cause offence:

The agreement will respect the rights of both nations.
I would appreciate it if you would respect my privacy.

to accept that something is right or important and not to attempt to change it or harm it:

The president pledged to respect the existing frontiers between the two countries.

to think that it is important to obey a law or rule:

I was always taught to respect the law.
respect sb's wishes

B2 to do what someone has asked to have done:

His children respected his last wishes and held a simple funeral for him.

(Definición de respect del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

respect en inglés americano

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respectnoun

us /rɪˈspekt/

respect noun (ADMIRATION)

[ U ] admiration for someone or something that you believe has good ideas or qualities:

I believe people had more respect for teachers back then.

respect noun (POLITE ATTITUDE)

[ U ] the polite attitude shown toward someone or something that you consider important:

Some drivers don’t have any respect for other motorists.

[ U ] Respects are polite expressions of greeting or sympathy:

[ pl ] Give my respects to your parents.
[ pl ] We stopped by the funeral home to pay our respects.

respect noun (FEATURE)

[ C ] a particular feature or detail:

In some respects, I had to admit, I had behaved foolishly.
respectful
adjective us /rɪˈspekt·fəl/

The protestors were respectful and polite.
respectfully
adverb us /rɪˈspekt·fə·li/

Most old acquaintances address him respectfully as "Governor."

respectverb [ T ]

us /rɪˈspekt/

respect verb [ T ] (ADMIRATION)

to admire an ability or good quality, or to admire someone for the ability or qualities that person has:

While I respected his deep knowledge of American history, he wasn’t a very effective teacher.

(Definición de respect del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

respect en inglés de negocios

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respectnoun [ U ]

uk /rɪˈspekt/ us
in respect of

also with respect to in connection with something:

Legislation will be introduced in respect of the proposals in the Finance Bill.

FINANCE in order to pay for something:

I have arranged a bank transfer in respect of your invoice for January.

(Definición de respect del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)