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American English: /bəˈhæf/
British English: /bɪˈhɑːf/


  • on or (US also) in behalf of somebody, on or (US also) in somebody's behalfhe argued on her behalf that she had been very ill
    alegó en su defensa or en su favor que había estado muy enferma
    I'd like to thank you on behalf of the team
    quisiera darle las gracias en nombre de or de parte de todo el equipo
    he accepted the award on his father's/her behalf
    aceptó el premio en nombre de su padre/en su nombre
    I'm ringing on behalf of a friend
    llamo de parte de un amigo
    don't worry on my behalf
    por mí no te preocupes
    a collection on behalf of the victims
    una colecta a beneficio de or en pro de los damnificados
    Example sentences
    • In turn, the organization will negotiate on your behalf for lower interest rates and a more convenient payment option.
    • The hospital is also keen to hear from those interested in fundraising on its behalf.
    • In the previously more common subsidized loan, the state pays the interest on the student 's behalf while he or she is attending school.
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