Respect Re*spect" (r?*sp?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Respected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Respecting}.] [L. respectare, v. intens. from respicere, respectum, to look back, respect; pref. re- re- + specere, spicere, to look, to view: cf. F. respecter. See {Spy}, and cf. {Respite}.] 1. To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed. [1913 Webster]

Thou respectest not spilling Edward's blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

In orchards and gardens, we do not so much respect beauty as variety of ground for fruits, trees, and herbs. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor. ``I do respect thee as my soul.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To look toward; to front upon or toward. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Palladius adviseth the front of his house should so respect the ??uth. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

4. To regard; to consider; to deem. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

To whom my father gave this name of Gaspar, And as his own respected him to death. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

5. To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as, the treaty particularly respects our commerce. [1913 Webster]

{As respects}, as regards; with regard to; as to. --Macaulay.

{To respect the person} or {To respect the persons}, to favor a person, or persons on corrupt grounds; to show partiality. ``Ye shall not respect persons in judgment.'' --Deut. i. 17. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To regard; esteem; honor; revere; venerate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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