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verb [transitive] respect pronunciation in American English /rɪˈspekt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrespect
he/she/itrespects
present participlerespecting
past tenserespected
past participlerespected
  1. 1
    to feel admiration for someone because of their personal qualities, their achievements, or their status, and show this by treating them in a polite and kind way

    He is highly respected in his profession.

    respect someone for (doing) something:

    People will respect you for telling the truth about this.

    respect someone as something:

    We work well together, and I respect him as an equal.

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