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honor

hon·or

honor

 
pronunciation:
a nr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: high public value or respect.
The mayor holds a place of honor in our community.
synonyms:
distinction, esteem, respect
antonyms:
contempt, dishonor, scorn, shame
similar words:
admiration, approval, credit, face, favor, glory, note, prestige, reputation
definition 2: the state of having a good character and honest behavior.
A person of honor will not cheat her friends.
synonyms:
honesty, integrity, truthfulness, uprightness
similar words:
chivalry, face, virtue
definition 3: a special award.
The soldiers who fought in that battle received honors from the general.
synonyms:
award, tribute
antonyms:
demerit
similar words:
acknowledgment, decoration, laurels, prize, recognition, reward, trophy
definition 4: the privilege of meeting with famous, noble, or otherwise special people.
It is an honor to meet you, Sir Charles.
synonyms:
privilege
definition 5: a source of pride or credit.
That doctor is an honor to her profession.
synonyms:
credit, pride and joy
antonyms:
disgrace
similar words:
advantage, benefit, glory, joy, ornament, plus
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: honored, honoring, honors
definition 1: to show respect or admiration for.
We honored our mother on Mother's Day.
synonyms:
admire, esteem, respect
antonyms:
abuse, disrespect
similar words:
appreciate, favor, prize, value
definition 2: to give a special award or recognition to.
The world champions were honored by the President.
synonyms:
reward
antonyms:
humiliate
similar words:
acclaim, commend, decorate, praise, recognize
derivation: honorless (adj.)
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