Respect is a positive feeling or action shown towards someone or something considered important, or held in high esteem or regard; it conveys a sense of admiration for good or valuable qualities; and it is also the process of honoring someone by exhibiting care, concern, or consideration for their needs or feelings.Some people may earn the respect of individuals by assisting others or by playing important social roles. In many cultures, individuals are considered to be worthy of respect until they prove otherwise. Courtesies that show respect include simple words and phrases like “thank you” in the West, simple physical gestures like a slight bow in the East, a smile, or direct eye contact, or a simple handshake.
A fair valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence.
“We give to you this trophy as a token of our appreciation of all your years of service.”
A rise in value.
an attitude of consideration or high regard
“He is an intellectual giant, and I have great respect for him.”
“we do respect people for their dignity and worth.”
good opinion, honor, or admiration
Polite greetings, often offered as condolences after a death.
“The mourners paid their last respects to the deceased poet.”
a particular aspect, feature or detail of something
“This year’s model is superior to last year’s in several respects.”
Good will; favor
To have respect for.
“She is an intellectual giant, and I respect her greatly.”
To have regard for something, to observe a custom, practice, rule or right.
“I respect your right to hold that belief, although I think it is nonsense.”
To abide by an agreement.
“They failed to respect the treaty they had signed, and invaded.”
To take notice of; to regard as worthy of special consideration; to heed.
To relate to; to be concerned with.
To regard; to consider; to deem.
To look toward; to face.