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To respect someone or something, and to show respect - thesaurus




to have a feeling of great respect for someone or something



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



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



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



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



to love and admire someone or something very much



to honour or show respect for an important institution

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be awed by something

to feel great respect, admiration, and sometimes fear for something

hold someone in high esteem/regard

to admire or respect someone very much

put someone on a pedestal

to admire or love someone so much that you believe they have no faults

think highly/a lot of someone

to admire and respect someone a lot

think the sun shines out of someone’s arse

used for saying that someone thinks that they are very special or that someone else is very special. This expression is used when the speaker does not have the same opinion.

worship the ground someone walks on

to love and admire someone so much that you think they are perfect



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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