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honor also: (British) honour
American English: /ˈɑnər/
British English: /ˈɒnə/

Translation of honor in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (good name, reputation) peace with honor
    una paz honrosa
    a man of honor
    un hombre de honor or de palabra
    a point of honor
    una cuestión de honor
    you're on your honor to report it to the principal
    es tu obligación moral comunicárselo al director
    to be (in) honor bound to + infinitive
    estar moralmente obligado a + infinitive
    scout's or (British also) cub's honor!
    ¡palabra de honor!
    Example sentences
    • Few have heard of Col. Ralston but he was a fearless defender of western Christian values and the honor of chaste young women.
    • A tremendous amount of energy is spent to either preserve the honor of a maiden, or to take it from her.
    • Several Dutch historians have pointed out that when it concerned reputation, women were anxious to preserve their sexual honour.
    1.2 (chastity) (archaic or humorous)
  • 2 countable and uncountable (privilege, mark of distinction) ladies and gentleman, it is a great honor for me … he received the highest honors his country could bestow
    recibió los más altos honores que otorgaba su país
    with full military honors
    con todos los honores militares
    to have the honor to + infinitive or of -ing [formal]
    tener el honor de + infinitive [formal]
    I have the honor to inform you/of informing you that …
    tengo el honor de informarle que …
    may I have the honor (of this dance)? [formal]
    ¿me concedería esta pieza? [formal]
    to do somebody the honor of -ing [formal]
    hacerle a alguien el honor de + infinitive
    concederle a alguien el honor de + infinitive [formal]
    he did me the honor of receiving me
    me concedió el honor de recibirme [formal]
    to do honor to somebody
    rendirle los honores a alguien
    a reception in honor of the delegates
    una recepción en honor de or en homenaje a los delegados
    in honor of her visit
    para celebrar su visita
    to do the honors [colloquial]
    hacer los honores (formal or humorous)
    Example sentences
    • Last, but not least, I deem it an honour and a rare privilege to write about her.
    • Serving with a parliamentarian of Richard Prebble's calibre has been a rare honour and privilege.
    • This opportunity is an honor and a privilege and I think it is something that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
    Example sentences
    • His knighthood is the latest of dozens of awards and honours conferred on him.
    • The key to preparing successful nominations for honours, awards and decorations is to read and follow the guidelines provided.
    • The Geological Society of London awarded him its highest honour, the Wollaston Medal, for his pioneering work in marine geology and sedimentology.
  • 3 (as title)Your/His/Her Honor
    Su Señoría
    Example sentences
    • Judge Brodrick's father, His Honour, Judge Norman Brodrick, QC, was Recorder of Portsmouth.
    • The Appellant was tried by His Honour Judge Cavell and a jury between 15th and 26th November 1999.
    • Of course not, Your Honour, nothing could be further from the truth.
  • 4
    also: honors plural
    honores (masculine plural)
    honors are evenafter the first round honors were approximately even
    al terminar el primer asalto iban bastante parejos
    I think we can say that honors are even
    creo que se puede decir que empataron ( or empatamos etc. )
  • 5
    also: honors plural
    5.1 (special mention) (before noun) honors list (US) to graduate with honors
    licenciarse con matrícula (de honor) or con honores
    5.2 (course of study) (British) to do or take honours in French
    licenciarse en Filología francesa
    (before noun) honours graduate an honours degree
    una licenciatura
    combined honors
    Example sentences
    • She overcame his resistance, qualified with honours, and set up practice in London.
    • After playing the electronic keyboard for several years, he took his grade 5 exam and passed with honours.
    • Out of 60 exams taken, 33 passed with Honours and the remaining 27 with Highly Commended.

transitive verb

  • 1 (show respect) would you escort me in to dinner? — I'd be honored (to)
    ¿me acompaña al comedor? — será un honor para mí
    I'm deeply honored to be chosen for this award
    me siento muy honrada de que se me haya concedido este premio
    we are honored by your visit [formal]
    nos sentimos honrados con su visita
    he honored us with his presence (formal or ironic)
    nos honró con su presencia (formal or ironic)
  • 2 2.1 (keep to)
    cumplir (con)
    I intend to honor the contract
    tengo toda la intención de cumplir (con) el contrato
    to honor one's word
    cumplir con su ( or mi etc. ) palabra
    2.2 (Finance)
    (credit card/signature)
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