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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.

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

Respect \Re*spect"\, n. [L. respectus: cf. F. respect. See
{Respect}, v., and cf. {Respite}.]
1. The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular
consideration to; hence, care; caution.

But he it well did ward with wise respect.

2. Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.

Seen without awe, and served without respect.

The same men treat the Lord's Day with as little
respect. --R. Nelson.

3. pl. An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to
send one's respects to another.

4. Reputation; repute. [Obs.]

Many of the best respect in Rome. --Shak.

5. Relation; reference; regard.

They believed but one Supreme Deity, which, with
respect to the various benefits men received from
him, had several titles. --Tillotson.

4. Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this
respect; in any respect; in all respects.

Everything which is imperfect, as the world must be
acknowledged in many respects. --Tillotson.

In one respect I'll be thy assistant. --Shak.

7. Consideration; motive; interest. [Obs.] ``Whatever secret
respects were likely to move them.'' --Hooker.

To the publik good Private respects must yield.

{In respect}, in comparison. [Obs.] --Shak.

{In respect of}.
(a) In comparison with. [Obs.] --Shak.
(b) As to; in regard to. [Archaic] ``Monsters in respect
of their bodies.'' --Bp. Wilkins. ``In respect of
these matters.'' --Jowett. (Thucyd.)

{In, or With}, {respect to}, in relation to; with regard to;
as respects. --Tillotson.

{To have respect of persons}, to regard persons with
partiality or undue bias, especially on account of
friendship, power, wealth, etc. ``It is not good to have
respect of persons in judgment.'' --Prov. xxiv. 23.

Syn: Deference; attention; regard; consideration; estimation.
See {Deference}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point; "it differs in
that respect" [syn: {regard}]
2: the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or
well regarded); "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has
earned high regard" [syn: {esteem}, {regard}] [ant: {disesteem}]
3: an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect
for him" [syn: {esteem}, {regard}] [ant: {disrespect}]
4: an courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or
regard; "his deference to her wishes was very flattering";
"be sure to give my respects to the dean" [syn: {deference}]
5: behavior intended to please your parents; "their children
were never very strong on obedience"; "he went to law
school out of respect for his father's wishes" [syn: {obedience}]
6: a feeling of friendship and esteem; "she mistook his manly
regard for love"; "he inspires respect" [syn: {regard}]
7: courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to
your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy" [syn: {deference},
v 1: regard highly; think much of [syn: {esteem}, {value}, {prize},
{prise}] [ant: {disrespect}, {disrespect}]
2: show respect towards; "honor your parents!" [syn: {honor}, {honour},
{abide by}, {observe}] [ant: {disrespect}]

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