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Definition: something done to show respect and deference--a show of reverence

Synonyms: honor, deference, reverence, adulation, loyalty, respect, admiration, allegiance, honor

Antonyms: disrespect

Tips: Homage, from the word for "man," originally referred to the acknowledgement of allegiance a vassal gave to a feudal lord. In modern usage, homage connotes a similar show of respect and commitment, but often in a less formal and binding relationship.

Usage Examples:

He paid homage to his ancestors by maintaining as many of his family's Native American traditions as he could. (respect, loyalty)

The actor was given a star on the Hollywood walk of fame in homage to his celebrity and his many achievements. (honor, reverence)

On this occasion, we pay homage to John for his many achievements as our company President and CEO. (respect, praise)

When Ronald Reagan died, thousands of people all over the world came to pay him homage. (respect, honor)

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