respect

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respect is part of the Basic English 850.
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respect is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
respect

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ɹɪˈspɛkt/

Verb[change]

Plain form
respect

Third-person singular
respects

Past tense
respected

Past participle
respected

Present participle
respecting

  1. When someone respects another person that means they think the other person is very smart, responsible, strong or other good qualities.
    I have great respect for him and I'm sure he'll do well in life.
  2. Respect is to treat someone in a considerate, genuine and nice manner or to treat one thing or one person with highest regard.
    He always respects my feelings.
  3. When someone respects a thing or a person it means they follow rules and don't touch things they shouldn't touch.
    Please respect things that belong to other people when you're in their house.

Related words[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
respect

Plural
respects

  1. (countable & uncountable) If you have respect for someone, that means you have high regard for them; you are considerate towards them.
    I have great respect for all of my classmates.