Translation of "honour" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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honournoun

UK US honor uk /ˈɒn.ər/ us /ˈɑː.nɚ/

honour noun (RESPECT)

B2 [ U ] a quality that combines respect, being proud, and honesty

名誉,荣誉;高尚品德
a man of honour 品德高尚的人
We fought for the honour of our country. 我们为我们国家的荣誉而战。
in honour of sb/sth

B2 in order to celebrate or show great respect for someone or something

为了庆祝…;为表示对…的尊敬
a banquet in honour of the president 为总统举行的宴会
be/feel honour bound to do sth also 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

觉得在道义上应该做
I felt honour bound to tell him the truth. 我觉得应该告诉他事实真相。
do sb the honour of doing sth formal

to make someone proud and happy by doing or being something

做…使(某人)感到特别荣幸;做…给(某人)带来荣誉;赏光做…
Would you do me the honour of accompanying me to the New Year Ball? 你愿不愿意赏光陪我去参加新年舞会?
Your/His/Her Honour formal

the way to address or refer to a judge

法官阁下
Yes, Your Honour.
The case was dealt with by Her Honour Judge Kirkham.

More examples

  • It's an honour to have you here today, Mr President.
  • Great honour attaches to winning this award.
  • The party was held in honour of Vivienne Westwood, that doyenne of British fashion.
  • It's an honour to meet you Sir.
  • He felt that his honour was at stake.

honour noun (REWARD)

[ C ] a reward, prize, or title that publicly expresses admiration or respect

奖励;荣誉;荣誉头衔
She received an honour for her services to the community. 她因为社区提供服务而获得了表彰。
He was buried with full military honours (= with a special celebration to show respect). 他被安葬时举行了隆重的军葬礼。
with honours

If you complete a school or university qualification with honours, you achieve a high standard.

以优等成绩毕业

More examples

  • He graduated with a second-class honours degree in physics.
  • Tom has just graduated with first-class honours in psychology.
  • Adrian has a joint honours ( double honours) degree in English and philosophy.
  • The Colonel was buried with full military honours.
  • Full military honours and a 21-gun salute marked his funeral.

honourverb [ T ]

UK US honor uk /ˈɒn.ər/ us /ˈɑː.nɚ/

honour verb [ T ] (RESPECT)

C1 to show great respect for someone or something, especially in public

(尤指在公开场合)向…致敬
He was honoured for his bravery. 他因表现英勇而受到了表彰。
formal We are honoured (= proud and happy) to have you here tonight. 今晚您能光临我们深感荣幸。
I would be honoured to meet him. 要是能见到他,我会感到无比荣幸。

To honour a promise or agreement is to do what you said you would.

信守,执行,兑现(承诺或协议)
They decided not to honour an existing order for aircraft. 他们决定不兑现已有的飞机订单。

More examples

  • Children need to be taught to honour other people's opinions.
  • The treaty honours the rights of both nations.
  • The press nowadays seems incapable of honouring anyone's privacy.
  • There actually is a rule about not blocking the front entrance, but no one honours it.
  • The fund was set up to honour the memory of Joe's grandmother, a tireless social campaigner.

honour verb [ T ] (REWARD)

to give someone public praise or a reward

公开表彰;公开奖励
He was honoured with a knighthood. 他被封为爵士。

(Translation of “honour” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)