Synonyms of 'honour'
allegiance to moral principlesI can no longer serve with honour as a member of your government.
I have always regarded him as a man of integrity.
an effort to preserve traditional morality
It's time for complete honesty from political representatives.
He retains his faith in human goodness.
concern about the fairness of the election campaign
adopting a tone of moral righteousness
a woman renowned for her moral probity
people of the utmost rectitude
a contest in which courage and uprightness win through
fame or gloryHe brought honour and glory to his country.
His remarks lost him credit with many people.
The stories ruined his reputation.
He had his moment of glory when he won the Berlin Marathon.
At the height of his fame, his every word was valued.
He is a composer of distinction and sensitivity.
esteem, , ,
He is held in high esteem by his colleagues.
pilots who achieved eminence in the aeronautical world
She used to be a singer of some renown.
The UN's repute has risen immeasurably.
great respect or esteem, or an outward sign of thisHe was showered with honours - among them an Oscar in 1950.
He has retained his title as world chess champion.
She presented a bravery award to the schoolgirl.
She had served her country with distinction and strength.
the ultimate accolade in the sciences
He was awarded several military decorations.
Cosmetics are used for adornment.
a person's good reputation and the respect they are given by other peopleArgentina's national honour was at stake.
He has improved his country's standing abroad.
Her work gained her international prestige.
She cheated banks to satisfy her desire for money and status.
This club has grown in stature over the last 20 years.
a new hotel chain that has won kudos for the way it treats guests
Having a PhD still gives one a certain cachet.
great respect or esteem, or an outward sign of thisOne old campaigner at least will be received with honour.
She won critical acclaim for her performance.
I have a very high regard for him and what he has achieved.
I have tremendous respect for him.
I have nothing but praise for the police.
At last, her father's work has received popular recognition.
two marvellous films that pay homage to our literary heritage
in mutual support and reverence for the dead
Out of deference to his feelings, I refrained from commenting.
They gazed at each other with mutual adoration.
Both teams deserve commendation for their performance.
Churchill was held in veneration in his lifetime.
a privilege or pleasureFive other cities had been competing for the honour of staging the Games.
a woman's virginity(old-fashioned) She kept her honour intact throughout the war.
She lost her virginity when she was 20.
His many attempts on her virtue were all unavailing.
She can still evoke the innocence of 14-year-old Juliet.
The American Female Reform Society promoted sexual purity.
When I turned over, she held the cotton sheet up above her face to protect my modesty.
I took a vow of chastity and celibacy when I became a priest.
to give (someone) special praise, attention, or an awardTwo pioneering surgeons were honoured with the Nobel Prize.
He was acclaimed as the country's greatest modern painter.
a festival to celebrate the life and work of this great composer
Many praised him for taking a strong stand.
They complimented me on my performance.
a gallery of paintings commemorating great moments in baseball history
I see no point in dignifying this kind of speculation with a response.
She was highly commended for her bravery.
the banning of songs glorifying war
This book exalts her as a genius.
They lauded the former president as a hero.
The press began to lionize him enthusiastically.
to hold someone in respectThe Romans honoured their ancestors with statues and processions.
I want him to respect me as a career woman.
Do you value your best friend enough?
a scholar whom he highly esteemed
These items are greatly prized by collectors.
Anyone can appreciate our music.
He admired the way she had coped with life.
people who still worship the pagan gods
The Holy Spirit creates in us a desire to adore God.
Those who support him revere him.
We are committed to serving the Lord and glorifying his name.
Some men even seem to reverence them.
My father venerated the African gods with offerings and prayers.
to keep (one's promise)He had failed to honour his word.
He is too ill to fulfil his duties.
I'm hoping you'll keep your promise to come for a long visit.
Forcing motorists to observe speed restrictions is difficult.
the quiet competence with which he discharged his many duties
be true to,
be as good as (informal),
be faithful to
to accept and then pay (a cheque or bill)The bank refused to honour his cheque.
If you cannot pay your debts, you can file for bankruptcy.
When I took the job, I thought I could change the system.
Everyone told me I should accept the job.
The Senate passed the bill by a vote of seventy-three to twenty-four.
You can't credit anything he says.
I acknowledge that I made a mistake.
Duty, honour! We make these words say whatever we want, the same as we do with parrots – Mariage Bourgeois]If I lose mine honour,
I lose myself – Antony and Cleopatra]The louder he talked of his honour, the faster we counted our spoons – The Conduct of Life]
There is no honour among thieves
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in the sense of accept
to take on the responsibilities ofEveryone told me I should accept the job.
in the sense of accolade
an award, praise, or honourthe ultimate accolade in the sciences
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