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respect

noun

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  1. 1 relation to or concern with something specified with respect to your application Synonyms 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 account, appreciation, esteem, estimation, favor, regard, admirationRelated Words 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 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 disfavor

  3. 3 respects pl  best wishes give your mother my respects Synonyms commendations [archaic], congratulations, felicitations, greetings, regards, respectsRelated Words approval, benediction, blessing, endorsement (also indorsement); acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), citation, commendation; adulation, flattery, praise; well-wishingNear Antonyms 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 appreciate, consider, esteem, regard, admireRelated Words 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 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


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