behalf

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Behalf is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
behalf

Plural
behalves

(the plural form is rare)

  1. 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.

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