respect as

respect someone as something

to admire someone as something. I respect you as a friend and supervisor. We respected them all as colleagues and coworkers.
See also: respect
References in classic literature ?
I please myself with imagining a State at last which can afford to be just to all men, and to treat the individual with respect as a neighbor; which even would not think it inconsistent with its own repose if a few were to live aloof from it, not meddling with it, nor embraced by it, who fulfilled all the duties of neighbors and fellow men.
He would have had his hand chopped off before he would have allowed himself by a word, by a hint, to humiliate her, or even to fall short of the fullest respect a woman could look for.
People who happen to be Hindus are to be treated with exactly the same respect as Muslim, Christians, Buddhists, Aboriginal peoples, men or women.
Treat each other within the office with as much respect as you treat the public.