behalf Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"behalf" in British English

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behalfnoun

uk   /bɪˈhɑːf/  us   /-ˈhæf/
on behalf of sb (US also in behalf of sb, on sb's behalf, US also in sb's behalf)
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B2 representing: On behalf of the ​entirecompany, I would like to ​thank you for all ​yourwork. 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. for the good of or because of: Please don't ​leave on my behalf.
(Definition of behalf from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “behalf”
in Vietnamese nhân danh…
in Spanish en nombre de, en beneficio de…
in Malaysian bagi pihak…
in Thai ในนามของ…
in French au nom de, pour…
in German zugunsten…
in Indonesian atas nama…
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