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  Words related to deference

Related / Similar Words: respect, complaisance, compliance, compliancy, obligingness, respectfulness

 

Definition:
  • a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard; "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"; "be sure to give my respects to the dean";
  • a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others;
  • courteous regard for people''s feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy";

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    Hyponyms: court, homage, last respects, props

     

    Derivational Morphology: respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe, esteem, value, prize, prise, comply, follow, submit, bow, defer, accede, give in

     

     
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