pay tribute to someone

pay tribute to someone
to say or do something that shows you respect and admire someone a lot

We are here tonight to pay tribute to one of the greatest actors of all time.

Thesaurus: to praise someone or somethingsynonym
Main entry: pay

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pay tribute to — PRAISE, sing the praises of, speak highly of, commend, acclaim, take one s hat off to, applaud, salute, honour, show appreciation of, recognize, acknowledge, pay homage to, extol; formal laud. → tribute * * * pay tribute to phrase to praise… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pay tribute to — to praise someone or something publicly The town paid tribute to the firefighters who died in the fire …   English dictionary

  • Pay through the nose — is an English expression. To pay through the nose for an item is to pay a very high price for that item.There are several competing folk derivations of this phrase, but they are regarded by philology as somewhat far fetched.One derivation holds… …   Wikipedia

  • pay — 1 /peI/ verb past tense and past participle paid /peId/ 1 GIVE MONEY (I, T) to give someone money for something you have bought, or for something they have done for you: They ran off without paying. | Didn t pay em a penny, just asked em to do it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pay */*/*/ — I UK [peɪ] / US verb Word forms pay : present tense I/you/we/they pay he/she/it pays present participle paying past tense paid UK [peɪd] / US past participle paid Get it right: pay: The verb pay is never followed by a direct object that refers to …   English dictionary

  • pay — pay1 [ peı ] (present participle paying; past tense and past participle paid [ peıd ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to give money in order to buy something: pay for: Let me pay for dinner. pay someone for something: Can I pay you for …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tribute — noun 1 something that you say, do, or give in order to express your respect or admiration for someone: pay tribute to (=praise and thank someone publicly): I d like to pay tribute to the party workers for all their hard work. 2 be a tribute to to …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pay*/*/*/ — [peɪ] (present participle paying; past tense and past participle paid [peɪd] ) verb I 1) [I/T] to give money in order to buy something Let me pay for dinner.[/ex] Will you be paying by cash, cheque, or credit card?[/ex] Can I pay in dollars?[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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