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    respect sb's wishes


    I have a question about this sentence (I was respecting her wishes. ) when I was wathcing TV show Prison Break. What does "respect sb's wishes" mean?

    I looked it up in the dictionary, but I am not pretty sure I get this one.

    Thanks for your help.

    Priest: Don't normally find you here at this hour. Are you, seeking his forgiveness or advice?
    Warden: I, I really don't know anymore, Ben. All I know is my son Will was my responsibility. And if I'd stayed in his life, I could have saved his life.
    P: His death was an accident, Henry.
    W: He was a criminal and an addict, but he was only 18 years old.
    P: His mother made it clear you couldn't be in his life if you weren't gonna be in hers. When you chose to stay with Judy, you understood that.
    W: I not only understood it, I was grateful for it. I, I told myself I... I was respecting her wishes. I cursed her under my breath while every day I thanked God for allowing me to wash my hands of...of Toledo...all of it. So, I ran home to Judy. I buried the secret. But I never got a bury my, my son. What kind of a person does that, Ben? Sacrifices somebody else's life just to make their own life easier?

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    Re: respect sb's wishes

    The lady did not want the father to see his son.

    He granted her that wish.

    To respect someone's wishes is to do as a person wishes out of respect for the situation and/or the person - regardless of what you actually, deep down, want to do.

    I am not a teacher.

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