pay your respects

pay your respects
pay (your) respects to express your admiration or friendly feeling for someone.

First I paid my respects to her parents and then went into to town to see some other people.

Fans waited in the cold to pay their final respects to this fine athlete.

Usage notes: sometimes used in the form pay your final respects - to express your admiration for someone who has died

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • pay your respects — formal : to visit or speak with someone in a polite way as a sign of respect I went up to her after the meeting and paid my respects. We paid our last respects at his funeral. [=we went to his funeral as a sign of respect] • • • Main Entry: ↑pay …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay your respects (to somebody) — pay your reˈspects (to sb) idiom (formal) to visit sb or to send a message of good wishes as a sign of respect for them • Many came to pay their last respects (= by attending sb s funeral). Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay your respects (to someone) — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay my respects — attend a ceremony or send a symbol of your respect for someone    Remembrance Day allows us to pay our respects to the people who defended our country …   English idioms

  • pay respects — pay (your) respects to express your admiration or friendly feeling for someone. First I paid my respects to her parents and then went into to town to see some other people. Fans waited in the cold to pay their final respects to this fine athlete …   New idioms dictionary

  • pay — pay1 [ peı ] (present participle paying; past tense and past participle paid [ peıd ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to give money in order to buy something: pay for: Let me pay for dinner. pay someone for something: Can I pay you for …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pay */*/*/ — I UK [peɪ] / US verb Word forms pay : present tense I/you/we/they pay he/she/it pays present participle paying past tense paid UK [peɪd] / US past participle paid Get it right: pay: The verb pay is never followed by a direct object that refers to …   English dictionary

  • pay — 1 /peI/ verb past tense and past participle paid /peId/ 1 GIVE MONEY (I, T) to give someone money for something you have bought, or for something they have done for you: They ran off without paying. | Didn t pay em a penny, just asked em to do it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pay — I. verb (paid; also in sense 7 payed; paying) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French paier, from Latin pacare to pacify, from pac , pax peace Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to make due return to for services rendered or property… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pay — pay1 W1S1 [peı] v past tense and past participle paid [peıd] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(give money)¦ 2¦(bill/tax/rent)¦ 3¦(wage/salary)¦ 4 pay attention (to somebody/something) 5¦(legal cost)¦ 6¦(say something good)¦ 7¦(good result)¦ 8¦(profit)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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