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To respect someone or something, and to show respect

admire

verb

to have a feeling of great respect for someone or something

respect

verb

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

look up to

to admire and respect someone

wonder

verb

to admire someone or something and feel surprised by how beautiful or unusual they are

revere

verb

to have a lot of respect and admiration for someone or something

bow down to

to show respect to someone who is more powerful than you

defer to

to accept someone’s opinion or decision, especially because you respect them

deify

verb

to treat someone as if you considered them to be a god

worship

verb

to love and admire someone or something very much

salute

verb

to honour or show respect for an important institution

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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