pay your respects (to someone)

pay your respects (to someone)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pay your respects — pay (your) respects to express your admiration or friendly feeling for someone. First I paid my respects to her parents and then went into to town to see some other people. Fans waited in the cold to pay their final respects to this fine athlete …   New idioms dictionary

  • pay your respects — formal : to visit or speak with someone in a polite way as a sign of respect I went up to her after the meeting and paid my respects. We paid our last respects at his funeral. [=we went to his funeral as a sign of respect] • • • Main Entry: ↑pay …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay my respects — attend a ceremony or send a symbol of your respect for someone    Remembrance Day allows us to pay our respects to the people who defended our country …   English idioms

  • 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

  • pay respects — pay (your) respects to express your admiration or friendly feeling for someone. First I paid my respects to her parents and then went into to town to see some other people. Fans waited in the cold to pay their final respects to this fine athlete …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 — pay1 W1S1 [peı] v past tense and past participle paid [peıd] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(give money)¦ 2¦(bill/tax/rent)¦ 3¦(wage/salary)¦ 4 pay attention (to somebody/something) 5¦(legal cost)¦ 6¦(say something good)¦ 7¦(good result)¦ 8¦(profit)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pay — [[t]pe͟ɪ[/t]] ♦ pays, paying, paid 1) VERB When you pay an amount of money to someone, you give it to them because you are buying something from them or because you owe it to them. When you pay something such as a bill or a debt, you pay the… …   English dictionary

  • pay — pay1 /pay/, v., paid or (Obs. except for defs. 12, 24c) payed; paying; n., adj. v.t. 1. to settle (a debt, obligation, etc.), as by transferring money or goods, or by doing something: Please pay your bill. 2. to give over (a certain amount of… …   Universalium

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