(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. probity, integrity; repute, glory, title, distinction, award; worship, respect, deference. —v. t. revere, reward; elevate; recognize; respect; accept (as payable).
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Respect]
Syn. reverence, esteem, worship, adoration, veneration, high reward, trust, faith, confidence, recognition, praise, attention, deference, notice, consideration, renown, reputation, repute, homage, account, laurel, elevation, approbation, wreath, credit, eulogium, adulation, laud, tribute, celebration, exaltation, good report, apotheosis, lionization, immortalization, fealty, mark of approval, deification, dignification, glorification, canonization, aggrandizement, righteousness; see also admiration .
Ant. opprobrium, disgrace*, disrepute.
2. [Glory]
Syn. exaltation, greatness, renown; see fame 1 .
3. [Integrity]
Syn. courage, character, truthfulness; see honesty 1 .
do honor to,
Syn. show respect for, please, bring honor to; see honor v.
do the honors,
Syn. act as host or hostess, present, host; see serve 1 .
on one's honor,
Syn. by one's faith, on one's word, staking one's good name; see sincerely .
Syn.- honor implies popular acknowledgment of a person's right to Great respect as well as any expression of such respect [ in honor of the martyred dead ] ; homage suggests Great esteem shown in praise, tributes, or obeisance [ to pay homage to the genius of Bach ] ; reverence implies deep respect together with love [ he held her memory in reverence] ; deference suggests a display of courteous regard for a superior, or for one to whom respect is due, by yielding to the person's status, claims, or wishes [ in deference to his age ] v.
1. [To treat with respect]
Syn. worship, sanctify, venerate; see praise 1 .
2. [To recognize worth]
Syn. esteem, value, look up to; see admire 1 .
3. [To recognize as valid]
Syn. clear, pass, accept; see acknowledge 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. regard respect, esteem, admiration, veneration, reverence, dignity, glory, deference, homage, exaltation, recognition, approval.
2. integrity character, honesty, morality, virtue, principles, decency, righteousness, rectitude, nobility, dignity. ''The moral conscience of the great.''— William D'Avenant. ''The morality of superior men.''—Henry Louis Mencken. ''A mistress all mankind pursue.''—Paul Whitehead.
ANT.: 1. dishonor, shame, disgrace, 2. dishonor, dishonesty, immorality, perfidy, treachery
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Great respect or high public esteem accorded as a right or as due: deference, homage, obeisance. See RESPECT. 2. A feeling of deference, approval, and liking: account, admiration, appreciation, consideration, esteem, estimation, favor, regard, respect. See RESPECT. 3. A person's high standing among others: dignity, good name, good report, prestige, reputation, repute, respect, status. See RESPECT. 4. Recognition of achievement or superiority or a sign of this: accolade, distinction, kudos, laurel (often used in plural). See RESPECT. 5. The quality of being honest: honesty, honorableness, incorruptibility, integrity, upstandingness. See HONEST. II verb 1. To have a high opinion of: admire, consider, esteem, regard, respect, value. Idioms: look up to, think highly (or much or well) of. See PRAISE. 2. To pay tribute or homage to: acclaim, celebrate, eulogize, exalt, extol, glorify, hail2, laud, magnify, panegyrize, praise. Idiom: sing someone's praises. See PRAISE. 3. To cause to be eminent or recognized: distinguish, elevate, ennoble, exalt, signalize. See RESPECT. 4. To lend dignity or honor to by an act or favor: dignify, grace. See BEAUTIFUL.

English dictionary for students. 2013.


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