respect for

respect someone for something

to admire someone for something. I really respect George for his courage. Mary respected the company for its fine products.
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That consideration naturally tends to create great respect for the high opinion which the people of America have so long and uniformly entertained of the importance of their continuing firmly united under one federal government, vested with sufficient powers for all general and national purposes.
This manner of acting roused much respect for D'Artagnan's policy among the Musketeers.
The faces of these young people, especially those who were militarymen, bore that expression of condescending respect for their elders which seems to say to the older generation, "We are prepared to respect and honor you, but all the same remember that the future belongs to us.
I am what is termed a popular preacher--but I have never, in my secret self, felt any exultation in my own notoriety, or any extraordinary respect for the means by which it has been won.
I felt some respect for myself, and some heart and hope in my works among the miserable wretches in Green Anchor Fields.
That feeling is his value and respect for Adam Bede.
It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.
I saw that the State was half-witted, that it was timid as a lone woman with her silver spoons, and that it did not know its friends from its foes, and I lost all my remaining respect for it, and pitied it.
The progress from an absolute to a limited monarchy, from a limited monarchy to a democracy, is a progress toward a true respect for the individual.
Of course if she were to tell me herself that she wanted me, I should think myself very lucky, because I like the girl very much; but as it is, no one has ever treated her more courteously than I, with more respect for her dignity .
But, before venturing to make the revelation, dubious Tess indirectly sounded the dairyman as to its possible effect upon Mr Clare, by asking the former if Mr Clare had any great respect for old county families when they had lost all their money and land.
For example, many cultures have a tradition of displaying respect for their elders but may have different views when defining values and ethics.
9 points in the past year, to move the company over the threshold needed to qualify for this year's top 10 ranking - a signal that respect for the traditional leading companies may be returning in the wake of the economic crisis.
He demanded blanket respect for Hinduism as a religious tradition and criticized Christian missionary efforts, which, he claimed were evidence of "disrespect.
Cardiff boss Malky Mackay has fallen into the old trap of showing too much respect for his team's game against Manchester United today.