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    Lightbulb "do honour to": What does is mean?

    What does "do greater honour to" in the following sentence mean?

    "And in acknowledging their suffering, their resistance and the terrible choices they were forced to make, we in the west also do greater honour to our own collective memories and understandings of the Second World War." (source: Rana Mitter China's war with Japan 1937-1945 The struggle for survival, Penguin Books)

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    Re: "do honour to": What does is mean?

    "Give more honour to", "heap more honour upon."

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    Re: "do honour to": What does is mean?

    We will be honouring both them for their suffering and resistance and ourselves by increasing our understanding of what happened.

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