Synonyms of honour in English:

honour


See definition of honour

noun

1‘the general's record shows that he was a man of honour’

SYNONYMS

integrity, honourableness, honesty, uprightness, ethics, morals, morality, principle, righteousness, rectitude, nobility, high-mindedness, right-mindedness, noble-mindedness

virtue, goodness, decency, probity, scrupulousness, worthiness, worth, fairness, justness, justice, truthfulness, trustworthiness, reliability, dependability, faithfulness, fidelity

ANTONYMS

dishonour

2‘he earned the honour of having the archive named after him’

SYNONYMS

distinction, privilege, glory, tribute, kudos, cachet, prestige, fame, renown, merit, credit, importance, illustriousness, notability

respect, esteem, approbation

ANTONYMS

disgrace

3‘our national honour is at stake’

SYNONYMS

reputation, good name, name, character, repute, prestige, image, kudos, cachet, standing, stature, status

Indian izzat

4‘he was welcomed with honour by the king’

SYNONYMS

acclaim, acclamation, commendation, applause, accolades, tributes, compliments, congratulations, salutes, plaudits, bouquets, paeans, homage, praise, glory, eulogy, adoration, reverence, veneration, adulation, exaltation, glorification

rare extolment, laudation, eulogium

ANTONYMS

contempt

5‘Mrs Young had the honour of being received by the Queen’

SYNONYMS

privilege, pleasure, pride, satisfaction, joy, compliment, favour, source of pleasure, source of pride

ANTONYMS

shame

6‘the highest military honours’

SYNONYMS

accolade, award, reward, prize, decoration, distinction, order, title, medal, ribbon, star, laurel, laurel wreath, bay, palm

informal fruit salad

British informal gong

7‘she died defending her honour’

SYNONYMS

chastity, virginity, virtue, maidenhood, maidenhead, purity, innocence, modesty

informal cherry

immaculateness


verb

1‘we should love and honour our parents’

SYNONYMS

hold in great respect, hold in high esteem, have a high regard for, esteem, respect, admire, defer to, look up to, think highly of

appreciate, value, prize, cherish

reverence, revere, venerate, worship

informal put on a pedestal

ANTONYMS

dishonour

2‘talented writers were honoured at a special ceremony’

SYNONYMS

applaud, acclaim, praise, salute, recognize, celebrate, commemorate, commend, glorify, hail, lionize, exalt, fete, eulogize, give credit to, pay homage to, pay tribute to, show appreciation of, give accolades to, sing the praises of, sing paeans to

archaic magnify

rare laud, panegyrize, emblazon

ANTONYMS

disgrace, criticize

3‘make sure the franchisees honour the terms of the contract’

SYNONYMS

fulfil, observe, keep, discharge, implement, perform, execute, effect, obey, heed, follow, carry out, carry through, keep to, abide by, adhere to, comply with, conform to, act in accordance with, be true to, be faithful to, live up to

rare effectuate

ANTONYMS

disobey

4‘the bank informed him that the cheque would not be honoured’

SYNONYMS

cash, accept, take, clear, pass, encash, convert into cash, convert into money

ANTONYMS

bounce