pay one's respects

Definition of pay one's respects


  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make due return to for services rendered or property delivered

    :  to engage for money :  hire

    :  to give in return for goods or service

  1. :  something paid for a purpose and especially as a salary or wage :  remuneration

    :  the act or fact of paying or being paid

    :  the status of being paid by an employer :  employ

  1. :  containing or leading to something precious or valuable

    :  equipped with a coin slot for receiving a fee for use

    :  requiring payment

  1. :  to coat with a waterproof composition

respectplay respects
  1. :  a relation or reference to a particular thing or situation

    :  an act of giving particular attention :  consideration

    :  high or special regard :  esteem

  1. :  to consider worthy of high regard :  esteem

    :  to refrain from interfering with

    :  to have reference to :  concern

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