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honor  /nr/  n. 1 [U] ones good reputation (for honesty, integrity, etc.): He is a man of honor and is totally trustworthy. 2 [U] (for a woman) virtue, morality: Her honor is above question. 3 [C;U] praise, recognition from others: She has the honor of being given an award. 4 sing. privilege, distinction: The mayor has the honor of introducing the President to the audience. 5 [U] a term of address for a mayor or a judge: His Honor the Mayor attended the meeting. 6 on ones honor: an agreement to do s.t. based on ones word, integrity: You may take the examination without supervision, and you are on your honor not to cheat. 7 with honors: with high academic marks: He graduated with honors.
v. [T] 1 to praise, give recognition to: She was honored by the mayor with a good citizenship award. 2 to show respect: The son honors his parents by caring for them. 3 to fulfill a promise or obligation: She honored her student loans by paying them. honor

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