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Respect

respect
1. To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.
2. To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor.
3. To have regard to; to have reference to; to relateto; as, the treaty particularly respects our commerce. As respects, as regards; with regard to; as to. To respect the person or persons, to favor a person, or persons on corrupt grounds; to show partiality.
Synonym: To regard, esteem, honor, revere, venerate.
Origin: L. Respectare, v. Intens. From respicere, respectum, to look back, respect; pref. Re- re- – specere, spicere, to look, to view: cf. F. Respecter.


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