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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.


Synonymshonor


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


Antonymsdisrespect

3. honour (possession) accept as pay


SamplesWe honor checks and drafts.


Synonymshonor


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accept, have, take


Antonymsdishonor, dishonour









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