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honor

noun (Cdn Br honour)  /ˈɑn·ər/ us  

honor noun (RESPECT)

[U] great respect for someone, or the feeling of pride and pleasure resulting when respect is shown to you: It is an honor to meet you. The dinner is in honor of (= to show respect for) a colleague who is leaving. Your/His/Her Honor Your/His/Her Honor is a title of respect for a judge or mayor (= elected official).

honor noun (CHARACTER)

[U] a good character, or a reputation for honesty and fair dealing: David has always been a man of honor. On my honor (= Asking you to trust my reputation for honesty), I never said that.

honor noun (REWARD)

[C] a public reward to show appreciation for unusual achievement: She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.

honor

verb [T] (Cdn Br honour)  /ˈɑn·ər/ us  

honor verb [T] (SHOW RESPECT)

to show great respect for someone, esp. in public: We are honored (= proud and pleased) that you have come to speak to our students.

honor verb [T] (REWARD)

to give someone a public reward to show appreciation for unusual achievement: Today we honor those who died defending our country.

honor verb [T] (FULFILL)

to fulfill an existing agreement or promise, or to accept a form of payment: The governor honored her pledge to cut taxes.
(Definition of honor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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