The respectful thing to do was call my mother, like she asked, when I first moved away to college.
by Disrespected Mama September 28, 2015
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Treating people in a positive manner that acknowledges them for who they are and/or what they are doing. Being treated or treating an individual in a dignified manner.
Respect is earned and is never just given. BUT, you must give respect to receive respect. Meaning when you interact with an individual you treat them with dignity and in a respectful manner as this shows your character as a person. And the respect will be reciprocated. You must always behave in a respectful manner as this reflects on you, your character, integrity and values of who you are as a person.

No one owes you respect until you have earned it, so there is no such thing as I will give it after they give it to me first. That attitude is a disrespectful action to anyone you interact with as it insinuates that you do not trust them to act accordingly, and implies that they "owe" you respect before you will give it. That will cause people to LOSE respect for you or never gain it in the first place. When you first meet someone, everyone is given the benefit of the doubt that they are a respectable individual. Questioning their integrity(respect) before you have even met them and "expecting" respect to be given without giving it yourself is insulting and condescending to that person and is judging them in a negative light when you know absolutely nothing about them.

To get respect, you must give it. So respectful behavior should just be part of how you act as a person 100% of the time.
Everyone deserves a basic amount of respect as an individual until proven otherwise.
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n. An erection formed out of an immense respect for someone or something.
"I got a massive respection watching this Led Zeppelin DVD"
by Jeremy Blacker October 11, 2005
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Expecting a level of respect from any friend or colleague, especially when the same level of respect is expected from you.
I wish he had the respectation to tell me he didn't finish cleaning the day we had to move out.
by AmD88 February 9, 2012
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It is a word that is used to make the second list correspond to the first list made in a sentence.

You will know by looking at this example:

"Let's buy a CPU, a memory chip, and a motherboard because on the magazine, the reduced prices are 35, 45, and 60 dollars respectively."

You can see that by putting the word Respectively, the reader now knows that the CPU costs 35 dollars since the two are both introduced in the first slot of the list.
I have three fruits: A banana, a bundle of grapes, and some oranges, and respectively, they are yellow, purple and orange.
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It's when a man respects another man so much, that he gets an erection.
I saw a man make an amazing jump on a BMX, and it simply gave me a respection.
by danrobbo93 August 19, 2012
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It means valuing each others points of views. It means being open to being wrong. It means accepting people as they are. It means not dumping on someone because you're having a bad day. It means being polite and kind always, because being kind to people is not negotiable. It means not dissing people because they're different to you. It means not gossiping about people or spreading lies.
by peppermint_rose July 28, 2005
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