pay tribute to (someone or something)

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pay tribute to (someone or something)

To do something as a way of publicly showing respect or admiration for a particular person, group, or thing. The movie pays tribute to an old adventure serial that ran on television in the mid-1930s. Fans across the world are paying tribute to the pop star following his sudden death.
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pay tribute to someone or something

Fig. to salute someone or something; to give public recognition to someone or something. Many of Judy's friends gathered to pay tribute to her. We will have a reception to pay tribute to the work of the committee.
See also: pay, to, tribute
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pay ˈtribute to somebody/something

show that you respect or admire somebody/something: Members of the musical profession paid tribute to the late Leonard Bernstein.In the past, people often had to pay tribute to a ruler, which meant paying money in return for protection or for not being attacked.
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Sources told ANI that followed by the "Prarthna Sabha" at 7:30 am, leaders from several parties will pay tribute to the late BJP leader.
Addressing the ceremony, the minister said the day was observed to pay tribute to the police martyrs who fought terrorists and brought about peace, safety and security in the country.
We have an opportunity with the game at Wembley to pay tribute.
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He added: "I feel so privileged to be working with so many people who want to pay tribute to those who gave so much."
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Lahore -- Interim Chief Minister of Punjab Dr Hassan Askari has said that we pay tribute to the police officers who sacrificed their lives while protecting the lives and property of the people of Pakistan.
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He said December 16 was the day to pay tribute to those innocent people and sympathise with their grieved parents and the nation would keep their immortal sacrifice alive forever.
The UN General Assembly designated 29 May as the International Day of UN Peacekeepers in February 2003 in order to pay tribute to the professionalism, dedication and courage of all the men and women serving in UN peacekeeping operations, and honour the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.
President Pranab Mukherjee and many other dignitaries were also present to pay tribute to Nehru.
And Mansfield chose to pay tribute to the tragic fans by putting their names on the seats in the section that segregated the two groups of fans in Cup tie.
The Queen will pay tribute to the inspiring athletes who took part in the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics in her 3D Christmas message.
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