pay (one's) respects

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pay (one's) respects

1. To offer (someone) a proper or formal expression of greeting, welcome, esteem, or well wishes. I think we should go over and pay our respects to the new neighbors and make them feel welcome to the area!
2. To offer or express one's condolences or sympathy, particularly to someone's family following his or her death. I'm heading to Janet's house after her father's funeral on Sunday to pay my respects to her and her family.
See also: pay, respect
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SAD: Sally pays her respects at grave yesterday' FRIEND: Sharon
Messages of sympathy One of the books at Huddersfield Town Hall (above) and a woman pays her respects (right) BOOKS of condolence have been set up in Kirklees for people to pay their respects after the devastating earthquake in North Pakistan and Kashmir.