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honour

noun uk UK (US honor)   /ˈɒn.ər/ us    /ˈɑː.nɚ/

honour noun (RESPECT)

B2 [U] a quality that combines respect, being proud, and honesty: a man of honour We fought for the honour of our country.Morality and rules of behaviour in honour of sb/sth B2 in order to celebrate or show great respect for someone or something: a banquet in honour of the presidentShowing respect and admiration be/feel honour bound to do sth to feel you must do something because it is morally right, even if you do not want to do it: I felt honour bound to tell him the truth.Morality and rules of behaviour do sb the honour of doing sth formal to make someone proud and happy by doing or being something: Would you do me the honour of accompanying me to the New Year Ball?Polite expressions Your Honour formal the way to address a judgeJudges and juries

honour noun (REWARD)

[C] a reward, prize, or title that publicly expresses admiration or respect: She received an honour for her services to the community. He was buried with full military honours (= with a special celebration to show respect).Prizes, rewards and medals with honours If you complete a school or university qualification with honours, you achieve a high standard.University and college education

honour

verb [T] uk UK (US honor)   /ˈɒn.ər/ us    /ˈɑː.nɚ/

honour verb [T] (RESPECT)

C1 to show great respect for someone or something, especially in public: He was honoured for his bravery.formal We are honoured (= proud and happy) to have you here tonight. I would be honoured to meet him.Showing respect and admiration To honour a promise or agreement is to do what you said you would: They decided not to honour an existing order for aircraft.Making and breaking promises and commitments

honour verb [T] (REWARD)

to give someone public praise or a reward: He was honoured with a knighthood.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
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