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What does these form "respect someone as + .." means? What is the meaning of "as" in these sentences below?

1- You know you are angry because I disrespected you as a boss.

2- I respect you as a player and a person and I always have.

3- An ideal girl first of all needs to know how to respect you as a partner.

4- Be respectable and she will respect you as you are a good influence on her son or daughter. (I think here "as" means "because")

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In the case of the first three sentences, as is a preposition:

[Merriam-Webster]
2 : in the capacity, character, condition, or role of
// works as an editor

In other words, it's possible for somebody to say this:

I don't respect you as an employee, but I do respect you as a parent.

→ I don't respect you in the role of an employee, but I do respect you in the role of a parent.

The use of as makes it possible to separate out different aspects (or contexts) of somebody's actions. It's the equivalent of saying you like somebody's shoes but dislike their shirt; it doesn't make a generalized statement about the person as a whole, but focuses on something specific.


In the fourth sentence only, as is used as a conjunction:

7 : for the reason that : BECAUSE, SINCE
// stayed home as she had no car

As you say, it means:

Be respectable and she will respect you because you are a good influence on her son or daughter.

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