Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “behalf”

behalf

noun     /bɪˈhɑːf/ US  /-ˈhæf/
on behalf of sb (US also in behalf of sb, on sb's behalf, US also in sb's behalf) B2 representing : On behalf of the entire company , I would like to thank you for all your work . Unfortunately , George cannot be with us today so I am pleased to accept this award on his behalf. She wasn't able to be present , so I signed the letter in her behalf.Replacing and exchanging for the good of or because of: Please don't leave on my behalf.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
(Definition of behalf noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of behalf

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Replacing and exchanging, but you might be interested in these topics from the Changing and not changing topic area:

Definitions of “behalf” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

amicable

relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More