homage - definition and synonyms

noun [singular/uncountable] 

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  1. something that someone does or says in order to show respect or admiration
    pay homage to:

    a memorial to pay homage to the victims

    1. a.
      a way of showing respect to an artist, writer, musician etc by using their style or ideas in your own work
      homage to:

      This poem is a homage to Walt Whitman.

    2. b.
      a formal speech or action by which people show their loyalty to a king or leader

      He received the homage of his chieftains.