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behalf

From Wiktionary
behalf is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) enPR: bĭhăfˈ or bĭhäf, IPA (key): /bɪˈhæf/
  • (UK) IPA (key): /bɪˈhɑːf/ or /bəˈhɑːf/
  • (file)

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 there, they'll make the decision on your behalf.

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