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Noun respect has 7 senses
  1. respect, regard - (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point; "it differs in that respect"
    --1 is a kind of detail, item, point
  2. esteem, regard, respect - the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded); "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high regard"
    --2 is a kind of honor, honour, laurels
    --2 has particulars: stature
    Derived forms: verb respect2, verb respect1
  3. respect, esteem, regard - an attitude of admiration or esteem; "she lost all respect for him"
    --3 is a kind of attitude, mental attitude
    Antonyms: disrespect
    --3 has particulars: estimate, estimation
    Derived forms: verb respect2, verb respect1
  4. deference, respect - a 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"
    --4 is a kind of politeness, civility
    --4 has particulars: court, homage; last respects; props
    Derived forms: verb respect2, verb respect1
  5. obedience, respect - 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"
    --5 is a kind of filial duty
  6. regard, respect - a feeling of friendship and esteem; "she mistook his manly regard for love"; "he inspires respect"
    --6 is a kind of affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmheartedness
    Derived form: verb respect2
  7. deference, respect, respectfulness - courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"
    --7 is a kind of courtesy, good manners
    Derived form: verb respect2
Verb respect has 2 senses
  1. respect, esteem, value, prize, prise - regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
    --1 is one way to see, consider, reckon, view, regard
    Antonyms: disrespect, disesteem
    Derived forms: noun respect4, noun respect3, noun respect2, noun respecter1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot respect Sue
  2. respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe - show respect towards; "honor your parents!"
    --2 is one way to accept
    Antonyms: disrespect
    Derived forms: noun respect7, noun respect6, noun respect4, noun respect3, noun respect2, noun respecter1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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