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

Translation of honour in Italian:


  • 1 (privilege) to consider something a great honour
    considerare qualcosa un grande onore
    place of honour it is an honour (for somebody) to do
    è un onore (per qualcuno) fare
    to have the honour to do o of doing to give somebody o do somebody the honour of doing
    concedere a qualcuno l'onore di fare
    to be an honour to somebody, something
    fare onore a qualcuno, a qualcosa
    in honour of somebody, something
    in onore di qualcuno, qualcosa
    to what do I owe this honour? [formal] o [ironic]
    a cosa devo questo onore?
    buried with full honours
    sepolto con esequie solenni
  • 2 (high principles) a man of honour
    un uomo d'onore
    to impugn somebody's honour [formal]
    mettere in dubbio l'onore di qualcuno
    a point o an affair of honour honour is satisfied to give one's word of honour in honour
    sul mio onore
    to be on one's honour to do
    essere una questione d'onore fare
    I swear it (up)on my honour o honour bright! [rare]
    lo giuro sul mio onore!

also: honours plural noun

  • to graduate with honours
    (British English)
    laurearsi con un honours degree
    (American English)
    laurearsi con lode
    first, second class honours (British English)
    = diversi livelli di valutazione della laurea

transitive verb

  • 1 (show respect for)
    onorare, rispettare (parents, spouse, dead, leader)
    onorare, venerare (flag, hero, artist)
    to feel, be honoured
    sentirsi onorato (by da)
    we would be honoured
    saremmo onorati
    I feel o am honoured that she trusts me
    sono onorato della sua fiducia
    to honour somebody by doing [formal]
    fare onore a qualcuno facendo
    welcome to our honoured guests
    un benvenuto ai nostri illustri ospiti


there is honour among thieves

to do the honours

(serve food, drinks) fare gli onori di casa
(introduce guests) fare le presentazioni
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