1 [not in progressive]
to admire someone because they have high standards and good qualities such as fairness and honesty [↪ admire]
respect somebody for (doing) something
She respected him for his honesty.
I respect his views, although I do not agree with them.
to be careful not to do anything against someone's wishes, rights etc:
She said she wanted to leave, and her father respected her wishes.
I would like you to respect my privacy.
the need to respect human rights
to not break a rule or law:
The President is expected to respect the constitution.