a particular, detail, or point (usually prec. by in): to differ in some respect.
relation or reference: inquiries with respect to a route.
esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability: I have great respect for her judgment.
deference to a right, privilege, privileged position, or someone or something considered to have certain rights or privileges; proper acceptance or courtesy; acknowledgment: respect for a suspect's right to counsel; to show respect for the flag; respect for the elderly.
the condition of being esteemed or honored: to be held in respect.
a formal expression or gesture of greeting, esteem, or friendship: Give my respects to your parents.
favor or partiality.
in reference to; in regard to; concerning.
because of; since.
We paid our respects to the new neighbors.
to visit in order to welcome, greet, etc.:We paid our respects to the new neighbors.
to express one's sympathy, esp. to survivors following a death:We paid our respects to the family.
referring to; concerning: with respect to your latest request.
to hold in esteem or honor: I cannot respect a cheat.
to show regard or consideration for: to respect someone's rights.
to refrain from intruding upon or interfering with: to respect a person's privacy.