Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.
respectestnot spilling Edward’s blood.
In orchards and gardens, we do not so much
respectbeauty as variety of ground for fruits, trees, and herbs.
To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor.“I do respect thee as my soul.”
To look toward; to front upon or toward.
Palladius adviseth the front of his house should so
Sir T. Browne.
To regard; to consider; to deem.
To whom my father gave this name of Gaspar,
And as his own
And as his own
respectedhim to death.
To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to;
as, the treaty particularly.
as regards; with regard to; as to.
To respect the personor
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.
Syn. – To regard; esteem; honor; revere; venerate.
The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution.
But he it well did ward with wise
Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.
Seen without awe, and served without
The same men treat the Lord's Day with as little
An expression of respect of deference; regards;
as, to send one's.
Many of the best
Relation; reference; regard.
They believed but one Supreme Deity, which, with
respectto the various benefits men received from him, had several titles.
Particular; point regarded; point of view;
as, in this
respect; in any
respect; in all
Everything which is imperfect, as the world must be acknowledged in many
respectI'll be thy assistant.
Consideration; motive; interest.
[Obs.]“Whatever secret respects were likely to move them.”
To the publik good
In respect of.
In comparison with.
As to; in regard to.
[Archaic]“Monsters in respect of their bodies.”
Bp. Wilkins.“In respect of these matters.”
In respect to, or
With respect to
in relation to; with regard to; as respects.
To have respect of persons,
to regard persons with partiality or undue bias, especially on account of friendship, power, wealth, etc.“It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.”
Prov. xxiv. 23.
Syn. – Deference; attention; regard; consideration; estimation. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To regard; to have regard to in design or purpose.
In orchards and gardens, we do not so much respect beauty, as variety of ground for fruits, trees and herbs.
2.To have regard to, in relation or connection; to relate to. The treaty particularly respects our commerce.
3.To view or consider with some degree of reverence; to esteem as possessed of real worth.
I always loved and respected Sir William.
4.To look towards.
Palladius adviseth the front of his house should so respect the south. [Not in use.]
To respect the person, to suffer the opinion or judgment to be influenced or biased by a regard to the outward circumstances of a person, to the prejudice of right and equity.
Thou shalt not respect the person of the poor. Lev. 19.
Neither doth God respect any person. 2Sam. 14.
2.That estimation or honor in which men hold the distinguished worth or substantial good qualities of others. It expresses less than reverence and veneration, which regard elders and superiors; whereas respect may regard juniors and inferiors.
Respect regards the qualities of the mind, or the actions which characterize those qualities.
Seen without awe, and serv'd without respect.
3.That deportment or course of action which proceeds from esteem; regard; due attention; as, to treat a person with respect.
These same men treat the sabbath with little respect.
4.Good will; favor.
The Lord had respect to Abel and his offering. Gen. 4.
5.Partial regard; undue bias to the prejudice of justice; as the phrase, respect of persons. 1Peter 1. James 2. Prov. 24.
6.Respected character; as persons of the best respect in Rome.
7.Consideration; motive in reference to something.
Whatever secret respects were likely to move them -
8.Relation; regard; reference; followed by of, but more properly by to.
They believed but one Supreme Deity, which, with respect to the benefits men received from him, had several titles.