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honor

hon·or

honor

 
pronunciation:
a nr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
phrases:
do the honors
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: high public esteem or reputation.
The young soldiers dreamed of honor.
synonyms:
distinction, esteem, repute, respect
antonyms:
contempt, disdain, dishonor, disrepute, odium, opprobrium, scorn, shame
similar words:
accolade, admiration, approval, credit, eminence, estimation, face, favor, glory, homage, note, prestige, reputation, veneration
definition 2: the state of being highly regarded and respected by others.
Old people lived in honor in their community.
antonyms:
disgrace, dishonor, disregard, ignominy, obloquy, shame
definition 3: integrity and truthfulness in one's behavior.
Being a man of honor, he kept his promise.
synonyms:
honesty, integrity, probity, rectitude, sincerity, truthfulness, uprightness
antonyms:
amorality, dishonorableness, unscrupulousness
similar words:
chivalry, decency, face, morality, principle, virtue
definition 4: a special mark of distinction, such as an award.
She was heaped with honors for her research discoveries.
synonyms:
accolade, award, kudos, tribute
antonyms:
demerit
similar words:
acknowledgment, citation, commendation, decoration, encomium, laurels, prize, recognition, reward, trophy
definition 5: the privilege of associating with people of high office or fame.
It is an honor to meet you.
synonyms:
privilege
definition 6: a personal sense of one's worthiness or uprightness.
an insult to my honor
synonyms:
dignity, pride
similar words:
prestige, principles, reputation, self-respect
definition 7: a source of distinction.
Having a Nobel prize winner on staff is an honor for the university.
synonyms:
credit, pride and joy
antonyms:
discredit, disgrace, dishonor
similar words:
advantage, benefit, glory, joy, ornament, plus
definition 8: (pl.) special distinction achieved in college studies.
She graduated with high honors.
similar words:
recognition
phrase: do the honors
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: honored, honoring, honors
definition 1: to have high regard or esteem for; respect.
They honor their parents and show them respect.
synonyms:
admire, esteem, respect
antonyms:
abuse, disrespect, insult
similar words:
appreciate, banquet, consecrate, consider, exalt, favor, prize, revere, reverence, value, venerate
definition 2: to give approving recognition to; to bestow rank or distinction upon.
They honored the athletes with a special ceremony.
synonyms:
crown, reward
antonyms:
discredit, dishonor, humiliate
similar words:
acclaim, commend, decorate, praise, recognize, salute
definition 3: to accept as valid.
Most stores honor this credit card.
synonyms:
acknowledge
similar words:
abide by, accept, take
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or pertaining to honor.
similar words:
conscientious, honest, honorable
derivation: honorless (adj.)
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