Word of the Day: Respect

re-spect / rəˈspekt




  1. a detail or point

In some respects, progressing through life is like running a marathon.

Joseph B. Wirthlin, 1917-2008


  1. reference or relation

With respect to the words “general welfare,” I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them.

James Madison, 1751-1836


  1. high regard; esteem

The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.

William Lyon Phelps, 1865-1943


  1. expressions of high regard

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.

Bryant H. McGill, 1969-


  1. the condition of being highly esteemed

Respect starts with yourself.

Traditional Proverb


  1. an act of giving particular attention; consideration

Time has no respect for beauty.

Polish Proverb



  1. to hold in high esteem or honor

I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me…All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.

Jackie Robinson, 1919-1972


  1. to show consideration for

It is only good when the old and the young respect each other.

Chinese Proverb


  1. to refrain from interfering with

Teachers have to respect the privacy of students’ creative life, but at the same time give them a chance to express themselves.

Jan Brett, 1949-


  1. to concern or have reference to

I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament, is simply this; was it done with enjoyment, was the carver happy while he was about it?

John Ruskin, 1819-1900