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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 Vietnamese nhân danh…
in Thai ในนามของ…
in Malaysian bagi pihak…
in French au nom de, pour…
in German zugunsten…
in Indonesian atas nama…
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