No Matter How You Say It: Respect

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In Other Languages

Spanish – respeto​​

French – respect

German – respektieren

Italian – rispetto

Danish – respekt

Hawaiian – mahalo

Welsh – parch


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Word Origin

The word Respect is from Old French respect and directly from Latin respects meaning “regard, a looking at,” literally “act of looking back (or often) at one.”

Can you see how Respect is regarding others?

Sign Language



Can you see how Respect is going toward another, and Disrespectful breaks that connection?


Respect Idioms

  • Be humbled by someone
  • Be in someone’s debt
  • Be on someone’s good side
  • Bow down to someone
  • Defer to someone
  • Give someone the benefit of the doubt
  • Give someone their due
  • Go along with the crowd
  • Have a high regard for someone
  • Have a soft spot for someone
  • Have the utmost respect for someone
  • Hold someone in awe
  • Hold someone in high esteem
  • Kiss the ground someone walks on
  • Kiss the ring
  • Know your place
  • Kowtow
  • Live and let live
  • Look up to
  • Look up to someone
  • Mind your manners
  • Not cross the line
  • Not rock the boat
  • Offer someone the olive branch
  • Put yourself in someone else’s shoes
  • Respect privacy
  • Respect the law
  • Respect your elders
  • Show respect
  • Show some respect, Have some respect
  • Take a backseat
  • Take your hat off, Tip of the hat, Hats off to
  • Think before you speak
  • Think the World of
  • Treat someone like royalty
  • Treat someone with dignity
  • Treat someone with kid gloves
  • Walk on eggshells
  • With all due respect