Definition of Respect

Re`spect´   Pronunciation: r?`sp?kt´
v. t.1.To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.
[imp. & p. p. Respected; p. pr. & vb. n. Respecting.]
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.
3.To look toward; to front upon or toward.
Palladius adviseth the front of his house should so respect the uth.
- Sir T. Browne.
4.To regard; to consider; to deem.
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.
To respect the person
to favor a person, or persons on corrupt grounds; to show partiality.
- Macaulay.
n.1.The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution.
But he it well did ward with wise respect.
- Spenser.
2.Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.
Seen without awe, and served without respect.
- Prior.
The same men treat the Lord's Day with as little respect.
- R. Nelson.
3.An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's respects to another.
4.Reputation; repute.
Many of the best respect in Rome.
- Shak.
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.
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.
7.Consideration; motive; interest.
To the publik good
Private respects must yield.
- Milton.
In respect
in comparison.
In respect of
a - In comparison with.
- Shak.
b - As to; in regard to.
- Shak.
In respect to
in relation to; with regard to; as respects.
- Bp. Wilkins.
To have respect of persons
to regard persons with partiality or undue bias, especially on account of friendship, power, wealth, etc.
- Tillotson.

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