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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Respect \Re*spect"\ (r?*sp?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Respected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Respecting}.] [L. respectare,
v. intens. from respicere, respectum, to look back, respect;
pref. re- re- + specere, spicere, to look, to view: cf. F.
respecter. See {Spy}, and cf. {Respite}.]
1. To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to
regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care
for; to heed.

Thou respectest not spilling Edward's blood. --Shak.

In orchards and gardens, we do not so much respect
beauty as variety of ground for fruits, trees, and
herbs. --Bacon.

2. To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor. ``I do
respect thee as my soul.'' --Shak.

3. To look toward; to front upon or toward. [Obs.]

Palladius adviseth the front of his house should so
respect the ??uth. --Sir T.

4. To regard; to consider; to deem. [Obs.]

To whom my father gave this name of Gaspar, And as
his own respected him to death. --B. Jonson.

5. To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as,
the treaty particularly respects our commerce.

{As respects}, as regards; with regard to; as to. --Macaulay.

{To respect the person} or {persons}, to favor a person, or
persons on corrupt grounds; to show partiality. ``Ye shall
not respect persons in judgment.'' --Deut. i. 17.

Syn: To regard; esteem; honor; revere; venerate.

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