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Respect vs. Reverence

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Respect

Respect, also called esteem, is a positive feeling or action shown towards someone or something considered important or held in high esteem or regard. It conveys a sense of admiration for good or valuable qualities.
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Reverence

A feeling of profound awe and respect and often love.
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Respect

A feeling of appreciative, often deferential regard; esteem
I have great respect for your work.
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Reverence

An act showing respect, especially a bow or curtsy.
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Respect

The state of being regarded with honor or esteem
A leader held in the greatest respect.
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Reverence

Reverence Used as a form of address for certain members of the Christian clergy
Your Reverence.
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Respect

Consideration or appreciation
Can't you at least give me some respect?.
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Reverence

To consider or treat with profound awe and respect; venerate
"There was nobody whom she reverenced as she reverenced him" (Virginia Woolf).
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Respect

Due regard for something considered important or authoritative
Respect for the law.
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Reverence

Veneration; profound awe and respect, normally in a sacred context.
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Respect

A particular aspect, feature, or detail
In many respects this is an important decision.
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Reverence

An act of showing respect, such as a bow.
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Respect

Usage Problem Relation; reference. See Usage Note at regard.
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Reverence

The state of being revered.
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Respect

To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem or admire
All the other scholars respect her.
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Reverence

A form of address for some members of the clergy.
Your reverence
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Respect

To avoid interfering with or intruding upon
Please respect my privacy.
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Reverence

That which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state.
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Respect

To avoid violating
I respected the speed limit throughout the trip.
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Reverence

(transitive) To show or feel reverence to.
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Respect

To relate or refer to; concern
As respects the rights of land owners, this law says nothing.
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Reverence

Profound respect and esteem mingled with fear and affection, as for a holy being or place; the disposition to revere; veneration.
If thou be poor, farewell thy reverence.
Reverence, which is the synthesis of love and fear.
When discords, and quarrels, and factions, are carried openly and audaciously, it is a sign the reverence of government islost.
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Respect

(uncountable) 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.
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Reverence

The act of revering; a token of respect or veneration; an obeisance.
Make twenty reverences upon receiving . . . about twopence.
And each of them doeth all his diligenceTo do unto the feast reverence.
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Respect

(uncountable) good opinion, honor, or admiration
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Reverence

That which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state.
I am forced to lay my reverence by.
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Respect

Polite greetings, often offered as condolences after a death.
The mourners paid their last respects to the deceased poet.
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Reverence

A person entitled to be revered; - a title applied to priests or other ministers with the pronouns his or your; sometimes poetically to a father.
Such a one as a man may not speak of, without he say. "Sir reverence."
Now lies he there,And none so poor to do him reverence.
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Respect

(countable) a particular aspect, feature or detail of something
This year's model is superior to last year's in several respects.
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Reverence

To regard or treat with reverence; to regard with respect and affection mingled with fear; to venerate.
Let . . . the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Those that I reverence those I fear, the wise.
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Respect

Good will; favor
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Reverence

A profound emotion inspired by a deity;
The fear of God
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Respect

To have respect for.
She is an intellectual giant, and I respect her greatly.
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Reverence

A reverent mental attitude
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Respect

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.
I respect your right to feel offended, even though most people, myself included, totally disagree and don’t find the comment offensive in the slightest.
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Reverence

Regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of;
Fear God as your father
We venerate genius
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Respect

To abide by an agreement.
They failed to respect the treaty they had signed, and invaded.
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Respect

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

To relate to; to be concerned with.
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Respect

(obsolete) To regard; to consider; to deem.
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Respect

(obsolete) To look toward; to face.
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Respect

(Jamaica) hello, hi
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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.
Thou respectest not spilling Edward's blood.
In orchards and gardens, we do not so much respect beauty as variety of ground for fruits, trees, and herbs.
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Respect

To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor.
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Respect

To look toward; to front upon or toward.
Palladius adviseth the front of his house should so respect the uth.
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Respect

To regard; to consider; to deem.
To whom my father gave this name of Gaspar,And as his own respected him to death.
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Respect

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

The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution.
But he it well did ward with wise respect.
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Respect

Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.
Seen without awe, and served without respect.
The same men treat the Lord's Day with as little respect.
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Respect

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

Reputation; repute.
Many of the best respect in Rome.
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Respect

Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this respect; in any respect; in all respects.
Everything which is imperfect, as the world must be acknowledged in many respects.
In one respect I'll be thy assistant.
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Respect

Relation; reference; regard.
They believed but one Supreme Deity, which, with respect to the various benefits men received from him, had several titles.
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Respect

Consideration; motive; interest.
To the publik goodPrivate respects must yield.
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Respect

(usually preceded by `in') a detail or point;
It differs in that respect
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Respect

The condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded);
It is held in esteem
A man who has earned high regard
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Respect

An attitude of admiration or esteem;
She lost all respect for him
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Respect

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
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Respect

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
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Respect

A feeling of friendship and esteem;
She mistook his manly regard for love
He inspires respect
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Respect

Courteous regard for people's feelings;
In deference to your wishes
Out of respect for his privacy
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Respect

Regard highly; think much of;
I respect his judgement
We prize his creativity
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Respect

Show respect towards;
Honor your parents!
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