Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “respect”


noun [U]     /rɪˈspekt/
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 .
(Definition of respect noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of respect

Definitions of “respect” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More