to conduct oneself with honor
reputation for chastity
the great honor of the presidency
, preceded by Your or by His or Her
of respect given to certain officials, as judges
something done or given as a token
or act of respect
may I have the honor of this dance?
buried with full military honors
a person or thing that brings
respect and fame to a school, country, etc.
SYNONYMY NOTE: honor, as compared here, implies popular acknowledgment of a person's right to great respect
as well as any expression of such respect [in honor of the martyred dead]; homage suggests great esteem shown in praise, tributes, or obeisance [to pay homage to the genius of Milton]; reverence implies deep respect together with love [he held her memory in reverence]; deference suggests a display of courteous regard for a superior, or for one to whom respect
is due, by yielding to the person's status, claims, or wishes [in deference to his age] 13.
to do or give something in honor of
to carry out the terms
to honor a treaty obligation
to accept as valid
, good for credit, etc.
a store that honors most credit cards
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Wortherkunft von 'honor'ME honour < OFr < L honor, honos, official dignity, repute, esteem