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respect (someone or something) for (something)

1. noun A feeling of deferential admiration, esteem, or appreciation for someone or something. I have a huge amount of respect for my parents now that I'm a parent myself. You've got to have respect for a company that can create such revolutionary products.
2. verb To have a feeling of deferential admiration, esteem, or appreciation for someone or something because of a particular reason or aspect. I really respect you for how you handled that bully in class today. The engineer respected the machine for its ingenious design.
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respect someone for something

to admire someone for something. I really respect George for his courage. Mary respected the company for its fine products.
See also: for, respect
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
At once I drink to the health of the artist who painted the picture worthy of Gay, because I love all that is "sublime and beautiful." An author has written "As you will"; at once I drink to the health of "anyone you will" because I love all that is "sublime and beautiful." I should claim respect for doing so.
To conclude my explanations, let me tell you that I value your respect for me above everything in the world, and have found it my greatest comfort during this temporary distress of mine.
Gourville bit his lips to check his tears, out of respect for the king.
This manner of acting roused much respect for D'Artagnan's policy among the Musketeers.
In the end, you'll find people becoming more responsible for their work and their actions, because you have extended respect for their dignity, rather than just for their age or status.
This volume brings together 11 essays on the historical-philosophical origins of the nature of respect for persons in ancient, modern, and contemporary times.
Next general election, hopefully, is due in the second half of July 2018 and already there is lot of talking about respect for vote more by political leaders than anyone else.
And while there have been disagreements between us over the years, there is still undeniable respect for one another.
Earlier, prominent female lawmaker of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Aaisha Gulalai quit Imran Khan's party, saying there's 'no respect for women' in the PTI.
"Respect for Persons and for Cultures as a Basis for National and Global Citizenship." Journal of Moral Education, 35(4), 457-471.
For example, many cultures have a tradition of displaying respect for their elders but may have different views when defining values and ethics.
" There were words in Adelaide as well where they said, ' No unnecessary respect for him'.