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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Respect  \Re*spect"\  (r?*sp?kt"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Respected};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Respecting}.]  [L.  respectare 
  v.  intens.  from  respicere  respectum  to  look  back  respect; 
  pref.  re-  re-  +  specere  spicere,  to  look  to  view:  cf  F. 
  respecter.  See  {Spy},  and  cf  {Respite}.] 
  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.''  --Shak. 
 
  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  {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. 




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