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pay homage (to someone or something)

1. To openly copy, simulate, or emulate someone or something in content or style as a means of honoring, admiring, or showing respect toward them or it. The dream sequence in the film pays homage to the television show Twin Peaks. There's a fine line between paying homage and straight up ripping someone off.
2. To openly worship, admire, honor, or show respect for someone or something. Many come from all over the world to pay homage to the venerated leader of the church. I refuse to bend my knee and pay homage simply to conform to convention.
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pay homage to someone or something

to openly honor or worship someone or something. Do you expect me to pay homage to your hero? I refuse to pay homage to your principles.
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We pay homage to the bravery and valour of the people of Hajin for demonstrating extreme will and participating massively in the funeral of the martyred youth,' she said.
Today as we pay her homage our heads also bow in gratitude'.
The model is named Aventador Miura Homage that has been customised by Lamborghini's Ad Personam design studio, with the colour themes of original Miura models from the '60s and '70s.
Ninova and the lawmakers who took part in the homage have committed "a crime under Article 108 of Bulgaria's Criminal Code.
23 February 2016 - US-based private investment firm The Alcock Group has completed an acquisition of a minority stake in Los Angeles film and television company Homage Arts, the firm said.
He was speaking in a speech marking the occasion in which he paid homage to the people who made the most wonderful sacrifice throughout Bahrain's history by offering their life for the sake of the kingdom's dignity, sovereignty and Arabic identity.
The Homage UPS Inverter ad, therefore, is like a breath of fresh air.
HOMAGE flickered encouragingly in the Cambridgeshire last month and appears a stand-out contender for victory on a good card at York.
We pay homage to our teachers by working at music: trusting them, following their advice, and responding to their demands.
New Delhi, Aug 6 ( ANI ): On the 69th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has paid homage to those who lost their lives in the incident.
Muscat: Thousands of people from all walks of life were present on Thursday to pay homage to all the three victims of road crash, Pakistan School Muscat (PSM) principal said.
THERE was much to like about the comeback victory of Homage at Haydock recently and he is fancied to continue his progress in the Bridget Stack Memorial Supporting Grace Handicap at Sandown today.
Summary: The Indian consulate in Dubai on Sunday joined the Indian expatriates in the UAE in paying homage to the Delhi gang rape victim who passed away on Saturday.
She was talking to reporters soon after paying homage to the nine martyrs of the 2001 Parliament attack.
NNA - 21/10/2012 Paying homage to fallen Intelligence General Wissam Hassan and driver sergeant Ahmad Sahyouni got underway at the Internal Security H.