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 for To respect the person
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Respect \Re*spect"\ (r?*sp?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Respected; p. pr. & vb. n. Respecting.] [L. respectare,
     v. intens. from respicere, respectum, to look back, respect;
     pref. re- re- + specere, spicere, to look, to view: cf. F.
     respecter. See Spy, and cf. Respite.]
     1. To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to
        regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care
        for; to heed.
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              Thou respectest not spilling Edward's blood. --Shak.
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              In orchards and gardens, we do not so much respect
              beauty as variety of ground for fruits, trees, and
              herbs.                                --Bacon.
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     2. To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor. "I do
        respect thee as my soul." --Shak.
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     3. To look toward; to front upon or toward. [Obs.]
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              Palladius adviseth the front of his house should so
              respect the ??uth.                    --Sir T.
                                                    Browne.
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     4. To regard; to consider; to deem. [Obs.]
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              To whom my father gave this name of Gaspar,
              And as his own respected him to death. --B. Jonson.
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     5. To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as,
        the treaty particularly respects our commerce.
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     As respects, as regards; with regard to; as to. --Macaulay.
        
  
     To respect the person or To respect the persons, to favor
        a person, or persons on corrupt grounds; to show
        partiality. "Ye shall not respect persons in judgment."
        --Deut. i. 17.
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     Syn: To regard; esteem; honor; revere; venerate.
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