in honor of

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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.
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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]
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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 explosionA banquet was held in her honour.
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