: a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important, etc.

: a feeling or understanding that someone or something is important, serious, etc., and should be treated in an appropriate way

: a particular way of thinking about or looking at something
He has earned their respect.
The soldier saluted as a sign of respect.
Despite our differences, I have enormous respect for him.
I have a great respect for his accomplishments.
I expect to be treated with respect.
Your theory makes sense in one respect.
The earth's crust floats over a core of molten rock and some of its parts have a tendency to move with respect to one another.
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1) Actions taken in response to fear or low self esteem.

Respect is used in situations where a person wants others (or sometimes themself) to believe they have a high opinion of someone.

People respect their loved ones as people they have strong feelings for could use their feelings to hurt them. People respect those with authority over them as they are afraid of that authority being used against them.

To respect is one way of defining the feelings and behaviour caused by the pecking order in society: People respect their betters as they dont want to admit their own failings or are afraid that if they express their dislike for those better than them it would be seen as a challenge.

2) An attempt to gain the favor of others by showing empathy or understanding of other peoples views and feelings - commonly used in arguments to portray a superior knowledge of the issue in question.
1) I respect my girl (cos I'm scared she'll leave me)

I respect myself (It's better than saying I hate myself)

Give me some respect (Fear what I can do to you)

2) I respect your opinion (But mines still right)
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People respecting others
People must respect trump I am not a big fan of him but he is now going to be our president so yeah...
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A word that means to be kind or be polite to most people. Sadly, this word doesn't get noticed. A very rare occurance of today.
Bobby respected everyone and anywhere. No one cared or noticed his politeness
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Respect is earned and given the same way received.
Actions reflect actions of leadership. Got to give respect in order to receive it.
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SOMETHING KIDS DONT SHOW THEIR PARENTS ANYMORE AND SOMETHING THAT CHILDRREN ARE NOT TAUGHT GROWING UP THEREFORE HAVE NO REASON TO SHOW IT.
I WON'T RESPECT ANYONE THAT DON'T RESPECT ME OR MINE.
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Something that can be earned without money or fame.

It is to accept the belief, value, and/or moral, etc. of living and/or nonliving things with or without knowledge it, even when it is oppose to yours.
Joe strongly believes in god, yet he respects his best buddy, Greg, with his strong belief of being an atheist.

Sam's mother respect his son's choice of being a male stripper.

Cassie sees the light of all living things and respects the life of all bugs.

Cassie can't hurt a fly.

Joan is respected by her high marks on the test.

James is respected for being a financially independent , who does male stripping for women as a side job for fun. He comes home every night to please his man.
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