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honornoun

Cdn Br honour us   /ˈɑn·ər/
  • honor noun (RESPECT)

[U] great respect for someone, or the feeling of pride and pleasure resulting when respect is shown to you: It is an honor to meet you. The dinner is in honor of (= to show respect for) a colleague who is leaving.
Your/His/Her Honor
Your/His/Her Honor is a title of respect for a judge or mayor (= elected official).
  • honor noun (CHARACTER)

[U] a good character, or a reputation for honesty and fair dealing: David has always been a man of honor. On my honor (= Asking you to trust my reputation for honesty), I never said that.
  • honor noun (REWARD)

[C] a public reward to show appreciation for unusual achievement: She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.

honorverb [T]

Cdn Br honour us   /ˈɑn·ər/
  • honor verb [T] (SHOW RESPECT)

to show great respect for someone, esp. in public: We are honored (= proud and pleased) that you have come to speak to our students.
  • honor verb [T] (REWARD)

to give someone a public reward to show appreciation for unusual achievement: Today we honor those who died defending our country.
  • honor verb [T] (FULFILL)

to fulfill an existing agreement or promise, or to accept a form of payment: The governor honored her pledge to cut taxes.
(Definition of honor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







(Definition of honor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"honor" in Business English

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honornoun [C], verb

uk   /ˈɒnər/ us   US
→  honour
(Definition of honor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “honor”
in Chinese (Simplified) 奖励, 荣誉…
in Turkish şeref, namus, onur…
in Russian см. honour…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獎勵, 榮譽…
in Polish -…
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