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for

preposition /foː/
to be given or sent to
pour
This letter is for you.
towards; in the direction of
pour
We set off for London.
through a certain time or distance
pendant; sur
We were kept waiting for three hours Lucy walked for three miles.
in order to have, get, be etc
pour
He asked me for some money Go for a walk.
in return; as payment
pour
He paid $2 for his ticket.
in order to be prepared
pour
He’s getting ready for the journey.
representing
pour
He is the member of parliament for Hull.
on behalf of
pour
Will you do it for me?
in favour of
pour
Are you for or against the plan?
because of
pour
For this reason, I will not be investing in that business venture.
having a particular purpose
pour
She gave me money for the bus fare.
indicating an ability or an attitude to
pour
She has a talent for baking He has an ear for music.
as being
pour
They mistook him for someone else.
considering what is used in the case of
pour
It is quite warm for January (= considering that it is January when it is usually cold).
in spite of
malgré
For all his money, he didn’t seem happy.
(Definition of for from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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