The words: "honorable", "respectable" and "decent" have some overlaps in meaning when it comes to "respect" toward someone / something. Here, I am going to talk about a big enough ceremony that is socially and prestigiously acceptable. That said, I have no idea which one(s) can be used for a ceremony while Google Ngram Viewer shows only "honorable" and "decent" can be used to define a ceremony.
However, there are many web cites on the internet that have used each word along with "ceremony".
I would appreciate it if someone could help me with the following examples and let me know which option(s) work(s) better in each case and why?
- You are all welcome to attend this ........ ceremony where we remember and pay our respects to those who gave all so we may be free. (Said president at the ceremony.)
- They held ......... ceremony for their mother's passing.
a. an honorable
b. a respectable
c. a decent