I'm translating a Persian gratitude certificate (like the ones in this Google image search) and there is a statement at the beginning giving respects to the person. It would be "with respects/regards to Ms. (Name)" in word by word translating.

The sentence is respecting someone for her great sense of responsibility, so can I say "respectfully presented for your great sense of responsibility"?

As I noticed "with respect to" means "being related to something" or "concerning to", I want to make sure if it's possible I use this phrase to show only respects, and if not what are the alternatives?

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    If the sentence is something like " .. presented with respect to Ms. .." you could render that as " .. respectfully presented to Ms. ...". How exact do you need the translation to be. The phrase “with respect to” is a standard idiom and it loses its idiomatic meaning it you break it up with an adjective (eg. “with our deepest respect” or “with much-deserved respect”)
    – smatterer
    Aug 18 '17 at 9:07
  • The sentence is some how respecting some one for her great sense of responsibilty, so can I say "respectfully peresented for your great sense of responsibilty"?
    – Farzaneh
    Aug 18 '17 at 9:39
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    Do you mean due respect? I do not know what a "gratitude certification" is. A certificate of gratitude? A formal commendation of some kind? Aug 18 '17 at 10:58
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    "with do [sic] respect" is not correct. do is a verb. due respect means the respect a person deserves or merits. Aug 18 '17 at 11:17
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    If you want a verb for "giving respect to" you could say "commending". The person to whom such a certificate is presented is "commended" for their commitment to a cause or for their generosity or sacrifice or other actions. Aug 18 '17 at 11:38

Yes, you can use "With Respect" on a certificate as it would not only refer to someone has obtained/ received the award, but acknowledge them at the same time.

This can emphasis the words, which have a context of acknowledge.

Look at this sentence.

With great Respect I proudly announce this Award, to C.s Lewis, for his outstanding creativity for his Chronicles.

See how we are acknowledging the person, yet we giving them the award.

"With Respect" would be presenting the award in a distinguished way, making the person receiving the award, proud. That's the whole point of rewards right?

Therefore, Yes. We can say with respect, to whom we are presenting the Award to, which will have the same context as "I proudly present this award to..."


The XYS Institute

Extends its heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Ms. XXXX for all the care and responsibility she has shown in furthering our mission and work on behalf of [to come].

We would not use the word respectful here.

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