honor (someone) as (something)

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honor (someone) as (something)

To praise or celebrate someone as something in particular. Sure, Eric is an accomplished basketball player, but he also has excellent grades, so we're going to honor him as a scholar-athlete.
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honor someone as something

to praise someone as something; to praise someone for being something. Aren't you going to honor Kevin as a hero? We will honor Henry as the most promising scholar of the year.
See also: honor
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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