Definition of homage :
1. A symbolical acknowledgment made by a feudal tenant to, and in the presence of, his lord, on receiving investiture of fee, or coming to it by succession, that he was his man, or vassal; profession of fealty to a sovereign.
2. Respect or reverential regard; deference; especially, respect paid by external action; obeisance.
3. Reverence directed to the Supreme Being; reverential worship; devout affection.
4. To cause to pay homage.
5. To pay reverence to by external action.
compliance (part of speech: noun)
affirmation, agreement, obeisance, concurrence, compliance, conformity, acquiescence, deference, fealty, respect, willingness, fulfillment, capitulation, resignation, genuflection, conformance, submissiveness, assent, meekness, observance, servility, submission, surrender, obedience, acceptance, consent, adherence
servility (part of speech: noun)
worship (part of speech: noun)
respect (part of speech: noun)
- But tell thou thy king this: I owe him none homage, nor none of mine elders; but or it be long to, he shall do me homage on both his knees, or else he shall lose his head, by the faith of my body, for this is the most shamefulest message that ever I heard speak of. - "Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table", Thomas Malory.
- Science, which seemed to have conquered poetry, was to pay homage to poetry. - "Figures of Several Centuries", Arthur Symons.
- And what could it turn into but a routine, a ritual, a verbal homage, and the honour of the lips only? - "The Gospel According to St. Mark", G. A. Chadwick.