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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·spect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Respected; p. pr. & vb. n. Respecting.]
 1. To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.
    Thou respectest not spilling Edward's blood.   --Shak.
    In orchards and gardens, we do not so much respect beauty as variety of ground for fruits, trees, and herbs.   --Bacon.
 2. To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor. “I do respect thee as my soul.”
 3. To look toward; to front upon or toward. [Obs.]
    Palladius adviseth the front of his house should so respect the ░░uth.   --Sir T. Browne.
 4. To regard; to consider; to deem. [Obs.]
 To whom my father gave this name of Gaspar,
 And as his own respected him to death.   --B. Jonson.
 5. To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as, the treaty particularly respects our commerce.
 As respects, as regards; with regard to; as to. --Macaulay.
 To respect the person or 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·spect·ing, prep. With regard or relation to; regarding; concerning; as, respecting his conduct there is but one opinion.