respected


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re·spect

 (rĭ-spĕkt′)
n.
1. A feeling of appreciative, often deferential regard; esteem: I have great respect for your work. See Synonyms at regard.
2. The state of being regarded with honor or esteem: a leader held in the greatest respect.
3.
a. Consideration or appreciation: Can't you at least give me some respect?
b. Due regard for something considered important or authoritative: respect for the law.
4. A particular aspect, feature, or detail: In many respects this is an important decision.
5. Usage Problem Relation; reference. See Usage Note at regard.
tr.v. re·spect·ed, re·spect·ing, re·spects
1. To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem or admire: All the other scholars respect her.
2.
a. To avoid interfering with or intruding upon: Please respect my privacy.
b. To avoid violating: I respected the speed limit throughout the trip.
3. To relate or refer to; concern: As respects the rights of land owners, this law says nothing.
Idioms:
in respect of Chiefly British
With respect to.
pay (one's) respects
1. To express polite respect, as by paying a visit or addressing one's host: "He paid his respects to the newly-weds, clapping the groom on the shoulder and saying something that made him laugh" (Clare Clark).
2. To express mournful respect for the dead, as by attending a wake or delivering a eulogy: "Six Capuchin monks, sitting by the coffin, took turns reciting the prayers for the dead as dignitaries filed by to pay their respects" (David I. Kertzer).
with/in respect to
In reference or relation to; concerning: "The Supreme Court ... permits greater restriction of commercial speech under current case law than it does with respect to other types of speech" (Samuel A. Alito, Jr.).

[From Middle English, regard, from Old French, from Latin respectus, action of looking back at, regard, from past participle of respicere, to look back at, regard : re-, re- + specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

re·spect′er n.

respected

(rɪˈspɛktɪd)
adj
admired, esteemed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.respected - receiving deferential regard; "a respected family"
reputable - having a good reputation; "a reputable business"; "a reputable scientist"; "a reputable wine"

respected

adjective admired, acclaimed, famous, celebrated, acknowledged, praised, renowned, highly rated, famed, well received, much vaunted, noted, highly esteemed, much touted, well thought of, highly thought of a highly respected novelist
Translations

respected

[rɪsˈpektɪd] ADJrespetado
a much respected personuna persona muy respetada

respected

[rɪˈspɛktɪd] adj (= admired, esteemed) → respecté(e)
He is one of Britain's most respected businessmen → C'est l'un des hommes d'affaires les plus respectés de Grande-Bretagne.
highly respected → hautement respecté(e)
well respected → très respecté(e)
to be respected for sth → être respecté(e) pour qch
References in classic literature ?
He wanted us to know that they were not beggars in the old country; he made good wages, and his family were respected there.
Contrary to the usages of the natives in the wantonness of their success they had respected, not only the persons of the trembling sisters, but his own.
Nothing, if I rightly call to mind, was left of my respected predecessor, save an imperfect skeleton, and some fragments of apparel, and a wig of majestic frizzle, which, unlike the head that it once adorned, was in very satisfactory preservation.
My captain, you must have ere this perceived, respected sir --said the imperturbable godly-looking Bunger, slightly bowing to Ahab -- is apt to be facetious at times; he spins us many clever things of that sort.
Our master and mistress were respected and beloved by all who knew them; they were good and kind to everybody and everything; not only men and women, but horses and donkeys, dogs and cats, cattle and birds; there was no oppressed or ill-used creature that had not a friend in them, and their servants took the same tone.
Her husband, who made no professions to any particular religious character, nevertheless reverenced and respected the consistency of hers, and stood, perhaps, a little in awe of her opinion.
Well, I liked the king, and as king I respected him -- respected the office; at least respected it as much as I was capable of respecting any unearned supremacy; but as MEN I looked down upon him and his nobles -- privately.
And observe, a man is respected in Switzerland according to his alpenstock.
That's why they're invited here this evenin'; but to- morrow we want ALL to come -- everybody; for he respected everybody, he liked everybody, and so it's fitten that his funeral orgies sh'd be public.
He was respected, esteemed, and beloved by all of the community.
You see," said Tom, "people don't go much on hermits, nowadays, like they used to in old times, but a pirate's always respected.
Her aunt Miranda saw no wisdom in cultivating such a talent, and could not conceive that any money could ever be earned by its exercise, "Hand painted pictures" were held in little esteem in Riverboro, where the cheerful chromo or the dignified steel engraving were respected and valued.