pay respect

pay (one) respect

To demonstrate respect, honor, or admiration for one. Modifiers are often used before the word "respect." The problem with kids these days is that they don't pay their parents any respect. You should always pay respect to your elders.
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pay someone respect

to honor someone; to have and show respect for someone. You really should pay your boss more respect. We have to pay our parents a lot of respect.
See also: pay, respect
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Nay, Sancho, my friend," said Don Quixote, "it would not have been right in me to do that, for we are all bound to pay respect to the aged, even though they be not knights, but especially to those who are, and who are enchanted; I only know I gave him as good as he brought in the many other questions and answers we exchanged."
Summary: Haryana [India], Aug 7 (ANI): Haryana Government on Wednesday announced a two-day state mourning to pay respect to senior BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away due to cardiac arrest, late night on Tuesday.
We give them our ears at the services and later go on social media and make jokes from what stood out the most, forgetting the main purpose of the function was to pay respect to a dead person.
MULTAN -- Two caravans of The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) have left Multan for Garhi Khuda Bakhsh to pay respect and offer Fatiha on 40th death anniversary of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to be observed on Thursday (April 4).
When the college was reopened, a large number of students and their teachers gathered on the premises to pay respect to the deceased with many of them having tearful eyes.
Afridi regretted that we, as nation, could not pay respect to women that they deserve.
He told reporters today that it is an act of civilized society to condemn genocide and pay respect to victims of genocide.
He said: 'On this occasion of Armed Forces Remembrance Day, I join other compatriots to pay respect to our heroes, both living and fallen.
Hamid laid wreaths at the altar of Shikha Anirban (eternal flame) in the morning and stood in solemn silence for a while to pay respect to the martyrs.
Special conferences, events and mehfil-e-milad have been arranged to pay respect and tribute to the last messenger, whose life and teachings are beacon of light for the whole mankind.
Daily events will continue with moments dedicated to pay respect to Wales' falling servicemen and women.
He held 'PM Imran Khan should only pay respect to holy places during his first visit to Saudi Arabia.
ISLAMABAD -- In order to pay respect to the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain and his companions in Karbala, the 9th of Muharram is being observed throughout the country today (Thursday) with due solemnity and sanctity.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited the Alley of Martyrs to pay respect to Azerbaijani heroes who gave their lives for the country`s independence and territorial integrity.