Pay one's respects

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Definition

to pay one's respects: to express one's gratitude, thanks, respect, sympathy
idiom
I'd like to pay my respects to all those who have helped me. I am extremely grateful.
to pay one's last respects to say goodbye to somebody who has died

Examples

  • "There are several of you in attendance tonight who have helped our city in this endeavor, and tonight I want to pay my respects to you all."

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