pay (one) respect

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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.
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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.
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"Teams will definitely pay us respect and see playing against Wales as tough opposition.
Please pay us respect and understand the difference between a "cyclist" and people who use bicycles because they have no other way to get around.
"However they'll pay us respect and will have been alerted by our results against Croatia recently."
Holloway said: "He is under contract for one more season and unless people pay us respect and the money we think we deserve then he is going nowhere.
"But they will be aware how well we are doing at the moment and pay us respect. We are playing some good football at the minute and they will know that."
Charlie Adam's stunning winner again highlighted his quality, and a possible move this summer, but Holloway warned: "He is under contract for one more season and unless people pay us respect and the money we think we deserve he is going nowhere."