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homage

hom·age

homage

pronunciation:
ha mihj [or] a mihj
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: special respect, honor, or esteem, publicly displayed or expressed.
Dignitaries from numerous foreign countries came to the funeral to pay homage to the slain leader.In his acceptance speech for the award, the actor paid homage to the great director who had been his mentor.
synonyms:
deference, obeisance, reverence, salute, tribute
similar words:
applause, compliment, esteem, honor, kowtow, regard, respect, veneration
definition 2: a formal, public pledge of allegiance to a feudal lord by a tenant or vassal.
He pledged homage to the king and was granted land in return.
synonyms:
fealty, pledge
similar words:
kowtow, submission, subordination, vassalage, vow
Word Parts
The word homage contains the following part:
hom Latin root that means man, human
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