respect verb

1 admire sb/sth

ADV. deeply, greatly, really, very much

PREP. as She is widely respected as a politician. | for She was much respected for her knowledge of herbs.

PHRASES be highly/much/well respected a highly respected doctor | be internationally/universally/widely respected WWF is internationally respected for its conservation work.

2 pay attention to sth

VERB + RESPECT promise to, undertake to The government has promised to respect human rights. | fail to Her daughters failed to respect her last wishes.

PHRASES a duty to respect sth, failure to respect sth