With respect to


With respect to
Respect Re*spect", n. [L. respectus: cf. F. respect. See {Respect}, v., and cf. {Respite}.] 1. The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution. [1913 Webster]

But he it well did ward with wise respect. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Esteem; regard; consideration; honor. [1913 Webster]

Seen without awe, and served without respect. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

The same men treat the Lord's Day with as little respect. --R. Nelson. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's respects to another. [1913 Webster]

4. Reputation; repute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Many of the best respect in Rome. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Relation; reference; regard. [1913 Webster]

They believed but one Supreme Deity, which, with respect to the various benefits men received from him, had several titles. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

4. Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this respect; in any respect; in all respects. [1913 Webster]

Everything which is imperfect, as the world must be acknowledged in many respects. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

In one respect I'll be thy assistant. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. Consideration; motive; interest. [Obs.] ``Whatever secret respects were likely to move them.'' --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

To the publik good Private respects must yield. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{In respect}, in comparison. [Obs.] --Shak.

{In respect of}. (a) In comparison with. [Obs.] --Shak. (b) As to; in regard to. [Archaic] ``Monsters in respect of their bodies.'' --Bp. Wilkins. ``In respect of these matters.'' --Jowett. (Thucyd.)

{In respect to}, or {With respect to}, in relation to; with regard to; as respects. --Tillotson.

{To have respect of persons}, to regard persons with partiality or undue bias, especially on account of friendship, power, wealth, etc. ``It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.'' --Prov. xxiv. 23. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Deference; attention; regard; consideration; estimation. See {Deference}. [1913 Webster]


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