act for/on behalf of sb/sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “act for/on behalf of sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

"act for/on behalf of sb/sth" in Business English

See all translations

act for/on behalf of sb/sth

phrasal verb with act uk   us   /ækt/ verb [I]
LAW to ​represent a ​person, ​company, etc. in a ​court of ​law: There are few ​exceptions to the ​rule that a ​solicitor may not ​act for both ​seller and ​buyer.
to ​represent a ​person, ​company, etc. or ​deal with their ​business for them: The Council of Mortgage Lenders ​claims to ​act for 98% of ​lenders. She was ​authorized by the ​Commission to ​act on its behalf.
(Definition of act for/on behalf of sb/sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of act for/on behalf of sb/sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“act for/on behalf of sb/sth” in Business English

    Word of the Day

    drum

    a musical instrument, especially one made from a skin stretched over the end of a hollow tube or bowl, played by hitting with the hand or a stick

    Word of the Day

    I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
    I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
    by Kate Woodford,
    February 10, 2016
    On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

    Read More 

    farecasting noun
    farecasting noun
    February 08, 2016
    predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

    Read More