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English definition of “respect”

respect

verb [T] (ADMIRE)    /rɪˈspekt/
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.Showing respect and admiration respect yourself to be proud of your own qualities or achievementsConfidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
(Definition of respect verb (ADMIRE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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