1 respect /rɪˈspɛkt/ noun
plural respects
1 respect
plural respects
Learner's definition of RESPECT
: 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
[count] : a particular way of thinking about or looking at something
respects [plural] : a polite greeting or expression of kind feelings

with (all) (due) respect

used as a polite or formal way of saying that you disagree with someone

with respect to

formal also in respect to or chiefly British in respect of
: about or concerning (something or someone) : in relation to (something or someone)
2 respect /rɪˈspɛkt/ verb
respects; respected; respecting
2 respect
respects; respected; respecting
Learner's definition of RESPECT
[+ object]
: to feel admiration for (someone or something) : to regard (someone or something) as being worthy of admiration because of good qualities
: to act in a way which shows that you are aware of (someone's rights, wishes, etc.)
: to treat or deal with (something that is good or valuable) in a proper way
: do what is required by (a law, rule, etc.)

as respects

: about or concerning (something) : with respect to (something)

— respecter

/rɪˈspɛktɚ/ noun, plural respecters [count]