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Synonyms for honor
ˈɒn ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels(noun)

    a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

    "an award for bravery"

    prize, purity, awarding, laurels, award, honour, accolade, pureness

    dishonor, dishonour, attaint, shame, disgrace

  2. honor, honour, laurels(noun)

    the state of being honored

    purity, award, accolade, honour, pureness, laurels

    dishonor, dishonour, attaint, shame, disgrace

  3. honor, honour(noun)

    the quality of being honorable and having a good name

    "a man of honor"

    purity, award, accolade, honour, pureness, laurels

    dishonor, dishonour, shame, disgrace, attaint

  4. honor, honour, purity, pureness(verb)

    a woman's virtue or chastity

    purity, laurels, award, whiteness, sinlessness, honour, innocence, accolade, pureness

    dishonour, dishonor, shame, disgrace, attaint

  5. honor, honour, reward(verb)

    bestow honor or rewards upon

    "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"

    reinforce, observe, repay, respect, reward, honour, abide by, pay back

    dishonor, dishonour, disgrace, attaint, shame

  6. respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe(verb)

    show respect towards

    "honor your parents!"

    value, note, notice, watch over, comply, keep, mention, watch, detect, respect, esteem, observe, abide by, prize, follow, reward, honour, maintain, discover, find, prise, celebrate, remark, take note, keep an eye on

    dishonor, dishonour, shame, disgrace, attaint

  7. honor, honour(verb)

    accept as pay

    "we honor checks and drafts"

    respect, observe, abide by, honour, reward

    dishonor, dishonour, shame, disgrace, attaint


  1. honor(noun)

    glory, chivalry, gentlemanliness

  2. honor(noun)

    The state of being morally upright, honest, noble, virtuous, and magnanimous; the perception of such a state.

    chivalry, gentlemanliness, glory

  3. honor(noun)

    Veneration of someone, usually for being morally upright and/or competent.

    The crowds gave the returning general much honor and praise.

    gentlemanliness, chivalry, glory

  4. honor(noun)

    A prize or award.

    Audie Murphy received many honors, such as the Distinguished Service Cross.

    gentlemanliness, glory, chivalry

  5. honor(noun)

    The center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon.

    chivalry, glory, gentlemanliness

  6. honor(noun)

    An ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit in bridge.

    glory, chivalry, gentlemanliness

  7. honor(noun)

    The privilege of playing first from the tee in golf.

    I'll let you have the honors, Bob\uE000129595go ahead.

    gentlemanliness, glory, chivalry

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. honor

    In the old sense of wonder, admire is practically obsolete; the word now expresses a delight and approval, in which the element of wonder unconsciously mingles. We admire beauty in nature and art, delight in the innocent happiness of children, enjoy books or society, a walk or a dinner. We approve what is excellent, applaud heroic deeds, esteem the good, love our friends. We honor and respect noble character wherever found; we revere and venerate it in the aged. We extol the goodness and adore the majesty and power of God.

    admire, adore, applaud, approve, delight in, enjoy, esteem, esteem, extol, love, respect, revere, venerate, wonder

    abhor, abominate, contemn, despise, detest, dislike, execrate, hate, ridicule, scorn

    Admire at may still very rarely be found in the old sense of wonder at.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. honor

    respect, reverence, nobility, dignity, eminence, reputation, fame, high-mindedness, spirit, selfrespect, renown, grandeur, esteem

    disrespect, contempt, irreverence, slight, obscurity, degradation, disgrace, abasement, demoralization, cowardice, dishonor, infamy

Editors Contribution

  1. dignity

    Submitted by davidb on March 14, 2019  
  2. gratitude

    high respect; esteem.

    "his portrait hangs in the place of honor"

    Submitted by rinat on September 3, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. honor(n.)

    reputation, repute, fame, consideration, esteem, credit, glory, good name

  2. honor(n.)

    dignity, distinction, elevation, high rank, distinguished position

  3. honor(n.)

    veneration, reverence, respect, homage, deference, civility

  4. honor(n.)

    integrity, probity, honesty, magnanimity, high-mindedness, nobleness of mind, manly virtue

  5. honor(n.)

    nice sense of right or justice

  6. honor(n.)

    ornament, boast

  7. honor(v. a.)

    dignify, exalt, glorify, raise to distinction

  8. honor(v. a.)

    reverence, revere, venerate, respect, pay respect to, pay deference to, render honor to

  9. honor(v. a.)

    commemorate, celebrate, observe, keep

  10. honor(v. a.)

    (Com.) accept and pay (a draft)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. honor(n)

    respect, esteem, veneration, reverence, deference, homage, probity, integrity, magnanimity, uprightness, chastity, decency, virtue, modesty, eminence, distinction, fame, glory, excellency, pride

    dishonor, disesteem, irreverence, improbity, disrepute, reproach

  2. honor(v)

    esteem, respect, revere, reverence, venerate, dignify, exalt, elevate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    honour, 'honneur, honorary, honoured, honors, honours, honouring, privilege, transmit, glory, credit, lordship

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How to say honor in sign language?

  1. honor

How to use honor in a sentence?

  1. The President:

    They disagree with The President because The President insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.

  2. John Howard:

    Her story was one that captured the realities of what the Eighth Amendment meant in a material, tangible way, it took the life of a woman. Her memory is a bit of an avatar for change — and for the direction that we'd like Ireland to take. Her story encapsulates what we'd like to never see again and hope that whatever changes can be made in her honor.

  3. Thomas Markle:

    I am proud that my new grandson is born into the British royal family and I am sure that he will grow up to serve the crown and the people of Britain with grace, dignity, and honor, god bless the child and I wish him health and happiness, and my congratulations to my lovely daughter Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry, and God save the Queen.

  4. George R.R. Martin:

    What is honor compared to a woman's love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms . . . or the memory of a brother's smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.

  5. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to ... the American people Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible. (On the Vietnam War)

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