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1. behalf

noun. ['bɪˈhæf'] as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of"); .

Synonyms

  • stead
  • lieu
  • position

Antonyms

  • deglycerolize
  • front
  • back
  • left

Etymology

  • bihalve (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healfe (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Behalf

  • unitaf
  • sielaff
  • carafe
  • staph
  • staff
  • skaff
  • scaff
  • graph
  • graff
  • graf
  • graeff
  • graefe
  • graef
  • giraffe
  • fraph
  • braff
  • assaf
  • yaffe
  • taffe
  • taff
  • shaff
  • schaff
  • raff
  • raf
  • pfaff
  • paff
  • naff
  • laugh
  • laff
  • haff

How do you pronounce behalf?

Pronounce behalf as bɪˈhæf.

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Sentences with behalf


1. Noun, singular or mass
Once the tax debt is satisfied, no further tax is due on behalf of the deceased.

Quotes about behalf


1. I want love to conquer all. But love can't conquer anything. It can't do anything on it's own.It relies on us to do the conquering on its behalf.
- David Levithan, Every Day

2. Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf.
- Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

3. Pray, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner, confessedly unworthy.
- Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

2. behalf

noun. ['bɪˈhæf'] for someone's benefit (usually expressed as in behalf' rather thanon behalf' and usually with a possessive).

Synonyms

  • interest

Antonyms

  • upgrade
  • downgrade

Etymology

  • bihalve (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healfe (Middle English (1100-1500))
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