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.
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.
recognition of importance or value; respect; veneration of someone, usually for being morally upright and/or competent
“The crowds gave the returning general much honor and praise.”
the state of being morally upright, honest, noble, virtuous, and magnanimous; excellence of character; the perception of such a state; favourable reputation; dignity
“He was a most perfect knight, for he had great honor and chivalry.”
“His honor was unstained.”
a token of praise or respect; something that represents praiseworthiness or respect, such as a prize or award given by the state to a citizen
“Honors are normally awarded twice a year: on The Queen’s Birthday in June and at the New Year.”
“He wore an honor on his breast.”
“military honors; civil honors”
“Audie Murphy received many honors, such as the Distinguished Service Cross.”
“I had the honour of dining with the ambassador.”
the privilege of going first
“I’ll let you have the honours, Bob—go ahead.”
a cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament.
“He is an honour to his nation.”
a seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended
the center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon honour point}}
In bridge, an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit. In some other games, an ace, king, queen or jack.
(courses for) an honours degree: a university qualification of the highest rank
“At university I took honours in modern history.”
to think of highly, to respect highly; to show respect for; to recognise the importance or spiritual value of
“The freedom fighters will be forever remembered and honored by the people.”
to conform to, abide by, act in accordance with (an agreement, treaty, promise, request, or the like)
“I trusted you, but you have not honored your promise.”
“refuse to honor the test ban treaty”
to confer (bestow) an honour or privilege upon (someone)
“Ten members of the profession were honored at the ceremony.”
“The prince honored me with an invitation to his birthday banquet.”
to make payment in respect of (a cheque, banker’s draft, etc.)
“I’m sorry Sir, but the bank did not honour your cheque.”