I'll let my word of the day speak for itself. It's an easy one.
tr.v. re·spect·ed, re·spect·ing, re·spectsn.
1. To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem.
2. To avoid violation of or interference with: respect the speed limit.
3. To relate or refer to; concern.
1. A feeling of appreciative, often deferential regard; esteem. See Synonyms at regard.
2. The state of being regarded with honor or esteem.
3. Willingness to show consideration or appreciation.
4. respects Polite expressions of consideration or deference: pay one's respects.
5. A particular aspect, feature, or detail: In many respects this is an important decision.6. Usage Problem Relation; reference. See Usage Note at r
And just a few thoughts on respect: