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Synonyms for respect

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  1. respectnoun

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

  2. respectnoun

    an attitude of consideration or high regard

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

    consideration, regard, deference, fealty

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

  3. respectverb

    to have regard for something, to observe a custom, practice, rule or right

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

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

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

  4. respectnoun

    Polite greetings, often offered as condolences after a death.

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

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

  5. respectverb

    To relate to; to be concerned with.

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

    face, side, facet, dimension, aspect

    disdain, disparagement, irreverence, contempt, contumely, disrespect, scorn, 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. respectverb

    notice, regard, honor, prefer, venerate, esteem

    overlook, disregard, dishonor, despise, contemn

  2. respectnoun

    reference, i elation, regard, honor, deference

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. respect, regardnoun

    (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, respectnoun

    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, regardnoun

    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, respectnoun

    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, respectnoun

    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, respectnoun

    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, respectfulnessverb

    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, priseverb

    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, observeverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. respectverb

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

  2. respectverb

    regard, relate to, refer to

  3. respectnoun

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

  4. respectnoun

    favor, good will, kind consideration

  5. respectnoun

    relation, reference, regard

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. respectnoun

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


  2. respectverb

    esteem, venerate, revere, honor, reverence

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How to use respect in a sentence?

  1. Laura Ingraham:

    With all due respect to Dr. Fauci's expertise, no one elected Anthony Fauci to anything.

  2. State John Kerry:

    Our hope is diplomacy can work. ... Given our success on the interim agreement, I believe we deserve the benefit of the doubt to find out whether or not we can get a similarly good agreement with respect to the future.

  3. Arthur Smith:

    I know Drew Brees is retired, but they’ve won a lot of football games and sustained success, so we’ve got all the respect in the world for New Orleans.

  4. Clarence Thomas:

    Government cannot make us equal it can only recognize, respect, and protect us as equal before the law.

  5. President Trump:

    We want to respect the process, and the process will move, I think it is going to move very quickly actually. I agree with the statement put out by Mitch McConnell. I agree with it actually 100 %. I put out a very similar statement The President saw, so I think we're going to start the process extremely soon, and we'll have a nominee very soon.

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