• to think of highly, to respect highly; to show respect for; to recognise the importance or spiritual value of
  • to conform to, abide by, act in accordance with (an agreement, treaty, promise, request, or the like)
  • to confer (bestow) an honour or privilege upon (someone)
  • to make payment in respect of (a cheque, banker's draft, etc.)


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  • From Middle English honour, honor, honur, from Anglo-Norman honour, honur, from Old French honor, from Latin honor.
  • Displaced Middle English menske, from Old Norse menskr (see mensk).
  • The verb is from Middle English honouren, honuren.

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