English version

in honour of somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishin honour of somebody/somethingin honour of somebody/somethinga) in order to show how much you admire and respect someone The stadium was named in honour of the club’s first chairman.in somebody’s honour A special dinner will be held in her honour. b) to celebrate an event An oak tree was planted in honour of the occasion. honour
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in honour of somebody/somethingHe was at a banquet in honour of a Little League team of which his son Robert was a member.Martin Karplus of Harvard University touched on the issue at a conference in honour of Pople in 1990.It was erected in honour of the Emperor and his two sons Caracalla and Geta for their victories in Mesopotamia.It was named in honour of our departed hero.But this was nothing: many things that are hard to obtain had been obtained in honour of this scent.In 472 this feast succeeded to the torchlight procession in honour of Persephone, and that of the Lupercalia.They called it Schiaparelli, in honour of a hero of the art of astronomy.
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