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respetar

Translation of respetar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (respetarse)

  • (reflexivo/reflexive) to respect oneself, have self-respect ¿cómo te van a respetar los demás si tú mismo no te respetas? how can you expect people to respect you if you have no self-respect yourself? un abogado que se respete no haría eso no self-respecting lawyer o/or no lawyer worth his salt would do that una universidad que se respete no puede aceptar estas prácticas no university worthy of the name can accept these practices

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