in honor of
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in honor of (someone or something)
Acknowledging someone or something, usually as a way to celebrate or show appreciation or admiration. We're having a party in honor of our daughter's graduation from college. Who wants to plan the event in honor of the CEO?
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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 ˈhonourin 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.
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