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Respect vs. Honor

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  • Respect (noun)

    an attitude of consideration or high regard

    "He is an intellectual giant, and I have great respect for him."

    "we do respect people for their dignity and worth."

  • Respect (noun)

    good opinion, honor, or admiration

  • Respect (noun)

    Polite greetings, often offered as condolences after a death.

    "The mourners paid their last respects to the deceased poet."

  • Respect (noun)

    a particular aspect, feature or detail of something

    "This year's model is superior to last year's in several respects."

  • Respect (noun)

    Good will; favor

  • Respect (verb)

    To have respect for.

    "She is an intellectual giant, and I respect her greatly."

  • Respect (verb)

    To have regard for something, to observe a custom, practice, rule or right.

    "I respect your right to hold that belief, although I think it is nonsense."

  • Respect (verb)

    To abide by an agreement.

    "They failed to respect the treaty they had signed, and invaded."

  • Respect (verb)

    To take notice of; to regard as worthy of special consideration; to heed.

  • Respect (verb)

    To relate to; to be concerned with.

  • Respect (verb)

    To regard; to consider; to deem.

  • Respect (verb)

    To look toward; to face.

  • Respect (interjection)

    hello, hi

  • Honor (noun)

    recognition of importance or value; respect; veneration of someone, usually for being morally upright and/or competent

    "The crowds gave the returning general much honor and praise."

  • Honor (noun)

    the state of being morally upright, honest, noble, virtuous, and magnanimous; excellence of character; the perception of such a state; favourable reputation; dignity

    "He was a most perfect knight, for he had great honor and chivalry."

    "His honor was unstained."

  • Honor (noun)

    a token of praise or respect; something that represents praiseworthiness or respect, such as a prize or award given by the state to a citizen

    "Honors are normally awarded twice a year: on The Queen's Birthday in June and at the New Year."

    "He wore an honor on his breast."

    "military honors; civil honors"

    "Audie Murphy received many honors, such as the Distinguished Service Cross."

  • Honor (noun)

    a privilege

    "I had the honour of dining with the ambassador."

  • Honor (noun)

    the privilege of going first

    "I'll let you have the honours, Bob—go ahead."

  • Honor (noun)

    a cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament.

    "He is an honour to his nation."

  • Honor (noun)

    a seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended

  • Honor (noun)

    the center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon honour point}}

  • Honor (noun)

    In bridge, an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit. In some other games, an ace, king, queen or jack.

  • Honor (noun)

    (courses for) an honours degree: a university qualification of the highest rank

    "At university I took honours in modern history."

  • Honor (verb)

    to think of highly, to respect highly; to show respect for; to recognise the importance or spiritual value of

    "The freedom fighters will be forever remembered and honored by the people."

  • Honor (verb)

    to conform to, abide by, act in accordance with (an agreement, treaty, promise, request, or the like)

    "I trusted you, but you have not honored your promise."

    "refuse to honor the test ban treaty"

  • Honor (verb)

    to confer (bestow) an honour or privilege upon (someone)

    "Ten members of the profession were honored at the ceremony."

    "The prince honored me with an invitation to his birthday banquet."

  • Honor (verb)

    to make payment in respect of (a cheque, banker's draft, etc.)

    "I'm sorry Sir, but the bank did not honour your cheque."

Wiktionary
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  • Respect

    To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.

  • Respect

    To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor.

  • Respect

    To look toward; to front upon or toward.

  • Respect

    To regard; to consider; to deem.

  • Respect

    To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as, the treaty particularly respects our commerce.

  • Respect (noun)

    The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution.

  • Respect (noun)

    Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.

  • Respect (noun)

    An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's respects to another.

  • Respect (noun)

    Reputation; repute.

  • Respect (noun)

    Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this respect; in any respect; in all respects.

  • Respect (noun)

    Relation; reference; regard.

  • Respect (noun)

    Consideration; motive; interest.

  • Honor (noun)

    Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence.

  • Honor (noun)

    That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness.

  • Honor (noun)

    Purity; chastity; - a term applied mostly to women, but becoming uncommon in usage.

  • Honor (noun)

    A nice sense of what is right, just, and true, with course of life correspondent thereto; strict conformity to the duty imposed by conscience, position, or privilege; integrity; uprightness; trustworthness.

  • Honor (noun)

    That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank.

  • Honor (noun)

    Fame; reputation; credit.

  • Honor (noun)

    A token of esteem paid to worth; a mark of respect; a ceremonial sign of consideration; as, he wore an honor on his breast; military honors; civil honors.

  • Honor (noun)

    A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation.

  • Honor (noun)

    A title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil offices, or to persons of rank; as, His Honor the Mayor. See Note under Honorable.

  • Honor (noun)

    A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.

  • Honor (noun)

    Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics.

  • Honor (noun)

    The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors.

  • Honor

    To regard or treat with honor, esteem, or respect; to revere; to treat with deference and submission; when used of the Supreme Being, to reverence; to adore; to worship.

  • Honor

    To dignify; to raise to distinction or notice; to bestow honor upon; to elevate in rank or station; to ennoble; to exalt; to glorify; hence, to do something to honor; to treat in a complimentary manner or with civility.

  • Honor

    To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Respect (noun)

    (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point;

    "it differs in that respect"

  • Respect (noun)

    the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded);

    "it is held in esteem"

    "a man who has earned high regard"

  • Respect (noun)

    an attitude of admiration or esteem;

    "she lost all respect for him"

  • Respect (noun)

    a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard;

    "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"

    "be sure to give my respects to the dean"

  • Respect (noun)

    behavior intended to please your parents;

    "their children were never very strong on obedience"

    "he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes"

  • Respect (noun)

    a feeling of friendship and esteem;

    "she mistook his manly regard for love"

    "he inspires respect"

  • Respect (noun)

    courteous regard for people's feelings;

    "in deference to your wishes"

    "out of respect for his privacy"

  • Respect (verb)

    regard highly; think much of;

    "I respect his judgement"

    "We prize his creativity"

  • Respect (verb)

    show respect towards;

    "honor your parents!"

  • Honor (noun)

    a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction;

    "an award for bravery"

  • Honor (noun)

    the state of being honored

  • Honor (noun)

    the quality of being honorable and having a good name;

    "a man of honor"

  • Honor (noun)

    a woman's virtue or chastity

  • Honor (verb)

    bestow honor or rewards upon;

    "Today we honor our soldiers"

    "The scout was rewarded for courageus action"

  • Honor (verb)

    show respect towards;

    "honor your parents!"

  • Honor (verb)

    accept as pay;

    "we honor checks and drafts"

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