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English noun: honour

1. honour (state) the state of being honored

Synonymshonor, laurels

Broader (hypernym)standing

Narrower (hyponym)celebrity, esteem, fame, glorification, glory, regard, renown, reputation, repute, respect

Antonymsdishonor, dishonour

2. honour (communication) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

SamplesAn award for bravery.

Synonymsaccolade, award, honor, laurels

Broader (hypernym)symbol

Narrower (hyponym)academic degree, Academy Award, aliyah, cachet, citation, commendation, crown, decoration, degree, Emmy, honorable mention, laurel wreath, letter, medal, medallion, mention, Nobel prize, Oscar, palm, pennant, Prix de Rome, Prix Goncourt, prize, ribbon, seal, seal of approval, trophy, trophy, varsity letter

3. honour (attribute) the quality of being honorable and having a good name

SamplesA man of honor.


Broader (hypernym)righteousness

Antonymsdishonor, dishonour

4. honour (attribute) a woman's virtue or chastity

Synonymshonor, pureness, purity

Broader (hypernym)chastity, sexual morality, virtue

English verb: honour

1. honour (social) bestow honor or rewards upon

SamplesToday we honor our soldiers.
The scout was rewarded for courageous action.

Synonymshonor, reward

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)recognise, recognize

Narrower (hyponym)decorate, dignify, drink, ennoble, pledge, salute, toast, wassail

Antonymsattaint, disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, shame

2. honour (social) show respect towards

SamplesHonor your parents!.

Synonymsabide by, honor, observe, respect

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)accept

Narrower (hyponym)celebrate, lionise, lionize, tolerate


3. honour (possession) accept as pay

SamplesWe honor checks and drafts.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)accept, have, take

Antonymsdishonor, dishonour

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