, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Honored (n"rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Honoring.] [OE. honouren, onouren, OF. honorer, honourer, F. honorer, fr. L. honorare, fr. honor, n.] 1. To regard or treat with honor, esteem, or respect; to revere; to treat with deference and submission; when used of the Supreme Being, to reverence; to adore; to worship.
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Honor thy father and thy mother.
Ex. xx. 12.
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That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father.
John v. 23.
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It is a custom
More honor'd in the breach than the observance.
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2. To dignify; to raise to distinction or notice; to bestow honor upon; to elevate in rank or station; to ennoble; to exalt; to glorify; hence, to do something to honor; to treat in a complimentary manner or with civility.
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Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighten to honor.
Esther vi. 9.
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The name of Cassius honors this corruption.
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3. (Com.) To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.
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