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Synonyms for respect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. respect, regard(noun)

    (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point

    "it differs in that respect"

    paying attention, esteem, respectfulness, wish, regard, deference, attentiveness, obedience, gaze, heed, compliments

    disrespect, disesteem

  2. esteem, regard, respect(noun)

    the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)

    "it is held in esteem"; "a man who has earned high regard"

    paying attention, wish, admiration, respectfulness, esteem, regard, deference, attentiveness, obedience, gaze, heed, compliments

    disrespect, disesteem

  3. respect, esteem, regard(noun)

    an attitude of admiration or esteem

    "she lost all respect for him"

    paying attention, admiration, respectfulness, esteem, regard, deference, attentiveness, obedience, gaze, heed, compliments, wish

    disrespect, disesteem

  4. deference, respect(noun)

    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"

    esteem, respectfulness, deference, regard, complaisance, obedience, obligingness, compliance, compliancy

    disrespect, disesteem

  5. obedience, respect(noun)

    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"

    esteem, deference, regard, obeisance, respectfulness, obedience

    disrespect, disesteem

  6. regard, respect(noun)

    a feeling of friendship and esteem

    "she mistook his manly regard for love"; "he inspires respect"

    regard, paying attention, wish, esteem, respectfulness, deference, attentiveness, obedience, gaze, heed, compliments

    disrespect, disesteem

  7. deference, respect, respectfulness(verb)

    courteous regard for people's feelings

    "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"

    esteem, respectfulness, deference, regard, complaisance, obedience, obligingness, compliance, compliancy

    disrespect, disesteem

  8. respect, esteem, value, prize, prise(verb)

    regard highly; think much of

    "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"

    value, appreciate, assess, look upon, jimmy, pry, honor, esteem, observe, measure, abide by, prize, lever, treasure, rate, regard as, honour, look on, evaluate, repute, prise, think of, take to be, appraise, valuate

    disrespect, disesteem

  9. respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe(verb)

    show respect towards

    "honor your parents!"

    value, note, notice, watch over, comply, keep, mention, watch, detect, honor, esteem, observe, abide by, prize, follow, reward, honour, maintain, discover, find, prise, celebrate, remark, take note, keep an eye on

    disrespect, disesteem


  1. respect(noun)

    disrespect, irreverence, disdain, contempt, contumely, scorn, disparagement, dis

  2. respect(noun)

    an attitude of consideration or high regard

    She is an intellectual giant, and I respect her greatly.

    fealty, deference, regard, consideration

    dis, disrespect, contempt, contumely, irreverence, scorn, disparagement, disdain

  3. respect(noun)

    good opinion, honor, or admiration

    I respect your right to hold this belief although I think it is nonsense.

    regard, reverence, honor, esteem, recognition, veneration, admiration

    disrespect, dis, contumely, scorn, contempt, irreverence, disdain, disparagement

  4. respect(noun)

    to abide by an agreement.

    They failed to respect the treaty they had signed, and invaded.

    disrespect, disparagement, contempt, scorn, disdain, contumely, irreverence, dis

  5. respect(verb)

    To relate to; to be concerned with.

    Glandulation respects the secretory vessels, which are either glandules, follicles, or utricles. \uE00084312 J. Lee.

    side, facet, aspect, face, dimension

    scorn, disrespect, contumely, contempt, irreverence, disparagement, disdain, dis

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. respect

    In the old sense of wonder, admire is practically obsolete; the word now expresses a delight and approval, in which the element of wonder unconsciously mingles. We admire beauty in nature and art, delight in the innocent happiness of children, enjoy books or society, a walk or a dinner. We approve what is excellent, applaud heroic deeds, esteem the good, love our friends. We honor and respect noble character wherever found; we revere and venerate it in the aged. We extol the goodness and adore the majesty and power of God.

    admire, adore, applaud, approve, delight in, enjoy, esteem, esteem, extol, honor, love, revere, venerate, wonder

    abhor, abominate, contemn, despise, detest, dislike, execrate, hate, ridicule, scorn

    Admire at may still very rarely be found in the old sense of wonder at.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. respect(v)

    notice, regard, honor, prefer, venerate, esteem

    overlook, disregard, dishonor, despise, contemn

  2. respect(n)

    reference, i elation, regard, honor, deference

    irrelativeness, disregard, contempt, dishonor, insult, contumely, disrespect

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. respect(v. a.)

    esteem, reverence, honor, venerate, value, prize, think highly of, have a high opinion of, look up to, defer to

  2. respect(v. a.)

    regard, relate to, refer to

  3. respect(n.)

    esteem, reverence, veneration, homage, estimation, regard, honor, deference, attention

  4. respect(n.)

    favor, good will, kind consideration

  5. respect(n.)

    relation, reference, regard

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. respect(n)

    care, caution, regard, esteem, veneration, deference, reverence, homage, obeisance, reference, regard, particular, feature


  2. respect(v)

    esteem, venerate, revere, honor, reverence

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How to use respect in a sentence?

  1. Patti Solis Doyle:

    They love each other. You see it. When I worked with them closely in the White House and in Arkansas and after the White House, there is a mutual respect and admiration for certain, but there's also a lot of love, i mean, she -- you know, they hold hands. He just sort of puts his hands on her shoulders and she lights up. And vice versa. They take long walks together. They have long conversations together. It's a very good relationship. How they manage whatever happened or didn't happen is their business and I never ever asked.

  2. Golden Bears coach Justin Wilcox:

    Hes taken that next step and hes worked at it, whether its the weight room, meetings, practice he has just continued to work at it and guys respect him because of how hard he works. It really showed today.

  3. James Comey:

    Honestly, I call him the President of the United States, because I respect the office.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We've had a good talk. He said he never said it, he said he doesn't believe it. He said he has a lot of respect for me, and he was very nice and we'll see, we have caught people doing things that are terrible. I would much prefer keeping Rod Rosenstein, much prefer.

  5. Ahmaud Arbery:

    Those three men didn't respect his life, but it shows that you guys respect his life, all over the world. Yesterday we had millions of followers following him, running for Ahmaud.

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