in deference to
phrasal in consideration of <
returned early in deference to her parents' wishes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in deference to — preposition : in consideration of : in view of a shorter campaign … in deference to the belief … that television is the political weapon Walter Goodman * * * out of respect for; in consideration of * * * in deference to (or out of deference to) …   Useful english dictionary

  • in deference to — out of respect for …   English contemporary dictionary

  • In respect to — Respect Re*spect , n. [L. respectus: cf. F. respect. See {Respect}, v., and cf. {Respite}.] 1. The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution. [1913 Webster] But he it well did ward with wise… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deference — [def′ər əns] n. [Fr déférence < L deferens, prp. of deferre: see DEFER2] 1. a yielding in opinion, judgment, or wishes 2. courteous regard or respect SYN. HONOR in deference to out of regard or respect for (a person or the person s position or …   English World dictionary

  • deference — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great VERB + DEFERENCE ▪ accord, give, grant, show, treat sb with ▪ The actress was accorded all the deference of a visiti …   Collocations dictionary

  • deference — n. 1) to show deference to 2) in deference to 3) with all deference to * * * [ def(ə)r(ə)ns] in deference to to show deference to with all deference to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • deference — def|er|ence [ˈdefərəns] n [U] formal polite behaviour that shows that you respect someone and are therefore willing to accept their opinions or judgment deference to ▪ Lewis was annoyed that Adam did not show enough respect and deference to him.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • deference — /def euhr euhns/, n. 1. respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another. 2. respectful or courteous regard: in deference to his wishes. [1640 50; < F déférence, MF, equiv. to defer(er) to DEFER2 + ence ENCE] * * …   Universalium

  • deference — def•er•ence [[t]ˈdɛf ər əns[/t]] n. 1) respectful yielding to the opinion, will, etc., of another: in deference to her wishes[/ex] 2) respectful or courteous regard • Etymology: 1640–50; < F déférence < MF defer(er) to defer II …   From formal English to slang

  • deference — n. 1 courteous regard, respect. 2 compliance with the advice or wishes of another (pay deference to). Phrases and idioms: in deference to out of respect for. Etymology: F deacutefeacuterence (as DEFER(2)) …   Useful english dictionary

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