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Synonyms for respect

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Wiktionary4.3 / 4 votes

  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 Antonyms4.5 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms3.0 / 4 votes

  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 WordNet3.4 / 12 votes

  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 Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  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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  1. Max Kellerman:

    And it either holds in contempt the intelligence of people who hear it or else it’s just a stupid thing to say. … To say you must have respect for the office — Tiger, be clear. Are you saying that the office, therefore, confers respect onto its present temporary occupant ? No. Having respect for the office means principally, in my view, is the office holder should have respect for the office.

  2. Rudy Giuliani:

    So yes, I respect all human beings, i even have to respect, you know, criminals. But I'm sorry, I don't respect a porn star the way I respect a career woman or a woman of substance or a woman who has great respect for herself as a woman and as a person and isn't going to sell her body for sexual exploitation.

  3. Al Hunt:

    Nixon had some respect for institutions. Richard Nixon `` Nixon had some respect for the rule of law, sometimes, Richard Nixon `` Nixon said,' You know, screw it. I'm going to disobey.' Donald Trump has no respect for institutions. Donald Trump has no respect for the rule of law.

  4. Deshawn Yeldell:

    If people don’t respect you Enough to give you natural respect for your achievements without you begging for their support, truth is they don’t respect your talent they respect your clout therefore you will be begging for their respect and support forever, and then you are left to finesse people creating two broken sides of untruthfulness, let love come naturally and God shall bless thy gifts one has inherited in life..... A prophecy has spoken. -MillYentei

  5. John Kerry:

    Their sole purpose here is to restore the international norm with respect to behavior between nations with respect for borders and respect for sovereignty and respect for the rights.

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