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1 relation to or concern with something specified
  • with respect to your application

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3 respects plural best wishes
  • give your mother my respects

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Synonyms & Antonyms of respect (Entry 2 of 2)

to think very highly or favorably of
  • an upstanding senator who is respected by political allies and foes alike

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regard, respect, esteem, admire mean to recognize the worth of a person or thing. regard is a general term that is usually qualified. he is highly regarded in the profession respect implies a considered evaluation or estimation. after many years they came to respect her views esteem implies greater warmth of feeling accompanying a high valuation. no citizen of the town was more highly esteemed admire suggests usually enthusiastic appreciation and often deep affection. a friend that I truly admire

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The first known use of respect was in the 14th century

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“Respect.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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