pay homage to someone

pay homage 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

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  • pay tribute to someone — pay tribute/homage/to someone phrase 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 en …   Useful 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

  • 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

  • homage — hom|age [ hamıdʒ ] noun singular or uncount something that someone does or says in order to show respect or admiration: pay homage to: a memorial to pay homage to the victims a. a way of showing respect to an artist, writer, musician, etc. by… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • homage — UK [ˈhɒmɪdʒ] / US [ˈhɑmɪdʒ] noun [singular/uncountable] something that someone does or says in order to show respect or admiration pay homage to: a memorial to pay homage to the victims a) a way of showing respect to an artist, writer, musician… …   English dictionary

  • homage — [[t]hɒ̱mɪʤ[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu N to n Homage is respect shown towards someone or something you admire, or to a person in authority. Palace has released two marvellous films that pay homage to our literary heritage... At his coronation he received …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • homage — noun (singular) formal something you do to show respect and honour for an important person: pay homage to sb (=show respect and honour for someone): The film pays homage to Woody Allen, using some of his best comic lines …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • homage — noun 1. /ˈhɒmɪdʒ / (say homij) respect or reverence paid or rendered. 2. /ˈhɒmɪdʒ / (say homij) the formal acknowledgement by which feudal tenants or vassals declared their allegiance to the proprietors of their land, pledging faith and service.… …  

  • Lakalaka — The lakalaka (walking briskly) is a Tongan group dance where the performers are largely standing still and make gestures with their arms only. It is considered as the national dance of Tonga and part of the intangible human heritage. It is the… …   Wikipedia

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