celebrating (part of speech: verb)
cheering, commemorating, partying, frolicking, feting, hailing, carousing, inaugurating, jubilating, rejoicing, venerating, lauding, exulting, proclaiming, making merry, glorifying, solemnizing, enjoying, memorializing, praising, reveling, saluting, trumpeting, observing, acclaiming, hallowing, celebrating
respecting (part of speech: verb)
rewarding (part of speech: verb)
priding (part of speech: verb)
- Mr. Gryce, whose carelessly roving eye told little of the close study with which he was honoring the man before him, nodded with grave decision. - "Hand and Ring", Anna Katharine Green.
- His name was known throughout Europe, and many of the scientific societies had considered that they were honoring themselves by conferring titles, or degrees, upon him; but he continued to be the humble, simple student that he had always been. - "Catholic Churchmen in Science", James J. Walsh.
- That's our way of honoring the only Naval Commander we had in the Revolution. - "In Her Own Right", John Reed Scott.