Behalf is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
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(the plural form is rare)
- If you do something on someone's behalf, you do it for them or as their representative.
- We give you this award on behalf of a grateful nation.
- We have to leave, but would you please apologize to Steve on our behalf?
- If you're not going to be there, they'll make the decision on your behalf.