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