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Aretha Franklin released “Respect” in 1967 when she was 25. Otis Redding wrote it, but she made it an all-time classic. – Photo: AP by Tara Belcher The legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, belted out in her song: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me!” Take a minute to consider what respect means to you. People from diverse cultures may differ in interpretation and perception. Dictionaries offer slight differences in their meaning and application. For instance, NTC’s American English Learner’s Dictionary defines respect in the usage as a noun and transitive verb: “n. the...