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respect

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of respect

  1. 1 relation to or concern with something specified with respect to your application Synonyms of respect reference, regard

  2. 2 a feeling of great approval and liking I have a lot of respect for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s steadfast courage Synonyms of respect account, appreciation, esteem, estimation, favor, regard, admirationWords Related to respect appetite, fancy, fondness, like, love, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use; acclamation, adoration, adulation, approbation, deference, hero worship, homage, honor, idolatry, infatuation, lionization, praise, props [slang], reverence, veneration, worship; delight, enjoyment; amazement, awe, wonder, wonderment; enthusiasm, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; affection, attachment, devotion, passionNear Antonyms of respect condemnation, disapproval, disdain, opprobrium, scorn; disappointment, discontent, disenchantment, disgruntlement, disillusionment, displeasure, indignation, unhappiness; aversion, contempt, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disregard, distaste; hate, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abomination, antipathy, detestation; deprecation, displeasure, dissatisfactionAntonyms of respect disfavor

  3. 3 respects pl  best wishes give your mother my respects Synonyms of respect commendations [archaic], congratulations, felicitations, greetings, regards, respectsWords Related to respect approval, benediction, blessing, endorsement (also indorsement); acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), citation, commendation; adulation, flattery, praise; well-wishingNear Antonyms of respect dig, gibe (or jibe), insult, put-down, taunt


respect

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of respect

  1. to think very highly or favorably of an upstanding senator who is respected by political allies and foes alike Synonyms of respect appreciate, consider, esteem, regard, admireWords Related to respect acclaim, accredit, applaud, approve, commend, compliment, credit, praise; delight (in), drink (in), enjoy, relish, revel (in), savor (also savour); dig, fancy, favor, groove (on), like, love; adore, adulate, canonize, deify, dote (on), hallow, idolize, revere, reverence, venerate, worship; cherish, love, prize, treasure, valueNear Antonyms of respect abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe; condemn, decry, deplore, disapprove, discount, discountenance, disdain, disfavor, dislike, dismiss, disregard, frown (on or upon), kiss off, scorn, vilify

Synonym Discussion of respect

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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