In honour of - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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in honor of someone or something
showing respect or admiration for someone or something. Our club gave a party in honor of the club's president. I wrote a poem in honor of John and Mary's marriage.
in honor of
In celebration of, as a mark of respect for, as in We are holding a banquet in honor of the president. [c. 1300]
in ˈhonour of somebody/something,
in somebody’s/something’s ˈhonour in order to show respect and admiration for somebody/something: a ceremony in honour of those killed in the explosion ♢ A banquet was held in her honour.
References in periodicals archive
The Indian community in Salalah will also host a reception in honour of
the ship and its crew.
It was renamed in honour of
Vikramaditya, a legendary 1st century BC Indian emperor.