- adj. 分别的，各自的
形容词的用法：Respective means relating or belonging separately to the individual people you have just mentioned. 各自的例：
Steve and I were at very different stages in our respective careers.
- adj. 分别的，各自的
词语辨析respectful, respected, respective, respectable
respectful 指“充满敬意的”，是主动性的尊重他人。如：The students were very respectful towards the great man.(这些学生对这位伟人十分敬仰。)
respective 表“各自分别的”，修饰名词时，名词一般用复数。如：They went back to their respective houses.(他们回了各自的家。)
respectable 可尊敬的，值得尊重的。如：His parents were poor but respectable.(他父母虽穷却令人尊敬。)respectful, respective, respectable
Students and teachers should have a respectful attitude toward each other.师生应该相互彬彬有礼。
They are respectable people who are liked and trusted in their town.他们在家乡是受人们敬爱和信任的人。
When the House and Senate debate their respective plans next week, Republicans are expected to offer amendments to cut or freeze government spending.
These three lights with their respective colors just do positively mean these things.
You'll find that those events as they get approved and start getting proposed by your classmates, they'll start appearing on the calendar as well in their respective categories.
Steven Whisler held talks that finally led to an agreement by their respective boards.
Also, these funds are among the most volatile in their respective stock and bond categories.
Though elected by voters in their respective countries, Euro legislators are largely impotent, and Brussels knows it.