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on behalf of someone

Definition of on behalf of someone

  1. 1 :  as a representative of someone <The teacher accepted the award on behalf of the whole class.>

  2. 2 or US in behalf of someone or in someone's behalf :  for the benefit of someone :  in support of someone <She spoke in behalf of the other candidate.> <They're willing to do anything on their child's behalf.>

  3. 3 :  because of someone <Don't get up on my behalf.>

Variants of on behalf of someone

or on someone's behalf

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  interest, benefit

    :  support, defense

  1. :  some person :  somebody

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to manage or play awkwardly

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