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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel ri-spekt]
    • /wɛl rɪˈspɛkt/
    • /wel rɪˈspek.tɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel ri-spekt]
    • /wɛl rɪˈspɛkt/

Definitions of well-respected word

  • noun well-respected a particular, detail, or point (usually preceded by in): to differ in some respect. 1
  • noun well-respected relation or reference: inquiries with respect to a route. 1
  • noun well-respected esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability: I have great respect for her judgment. 1
  • noun well-respected deference to a right, privilege, privileged position, or someone or something considered to have certain rights or privileges; proper acceptance or courtesy; acknowledgment: respect for a suspect's right to counsel; to show respect for the flag; respect for the elderly. 1
  • noun well-respected the condition of being esteemed or honored: to be held in respect. 1
  • noun well-respected respects, a formal expression or gesture of greeting, esteem, or friendship: Give my respects to your parents. 1

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Origin of well-respected

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; (noun) Middle English (< Old French) < Latin respectus action of looking back, consideration, regard, equivalent to respec-, variant stem of respicere to look back (re- re- + specere to look) + -tus suffix of v. action; (v.) < Latin respectus past participle of respicere

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Parts of speech for Well-respected


well-respected popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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