"Respect" the procedures, regulations, policies, rules… (respecter)

The verb respect in English has two common meanings: to feel or show esteem for something or someone; to show consideration for or to recognize something or someone. However, it doesn't commonly mean obey, comply with, conform to, abide by or follow, as does its French-language counterpart respecter.

Here are suggestions for translating respecter into English when it means "obey":

  • Comply with academic regulations
  • Abide by departmental policies
  • Follow lock-down procedures
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