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behalf

noun 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 entire company, I would like to thank you for all your work. 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.
Translations of “behalf”
in Spanish en nombre de, en beneficio de…
in French au nom de, pour…
in German zugunsten…
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