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pay (one) respect
To demonstrate respect, honor, or admiration for one. Modifiers are often used before the word "respect." The problem with kids these days is that they don't pay their parents any respect. You should always pay respect to your elders.
pay someone respect
to honor someone; to have and show respect for someone. You really should pay your boss more respect. We have to pay our parents a lot of respect.