Translation of respetar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 [persona] to respect debes respetar a tus mayores you should respect your elders o/or treat your elders with respect se hizo respetar de or por todos he won o/or gained everyone's respect 1.2 [opinión/tradiciones] to respect; [ley/norma] to observe; [señal de tráfico] to obey no se respetó su voluntad his wishes were not respected respetar el medio ambiente to respect the environment respetad las plantas please respect o/or be careful of the plants no respetan los límites de velocidad they don't observe the speed restrictions, they disregard the speed restrictions reformaron el edificio respetando el diseño original they renovated the building conserving the original design
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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