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honoring


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Honor  \Hon"or\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Honored};  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. 
 
  Honor  thy  father  and  thy  mother.  --Ex.  xx  12. 
 
  That  all  men  should  honor  the  Son,  even  as  they 
  honor  the  Father.  --John  v.  23. 
 
  It  is  a  custom  More  honor'd  in  the  breach  than  the 
  observance.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  Thus  shall  it  be  done  to  the  man  whom  the  king 
  delighten  to  honor.  --Esther  vi 
  9. 
 
  The  name  of  Cassius  honors  this  corruption.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Com.)  To  accept  and  pay  when  due;  as  to  honora  bill  of 
  exchange. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  honoring 
  n  :  conformity  with  law  or  custom  or  practice  etc  [syn:  {observance}] 
  [ant:  {nonobservance}] 




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