on behalf of someone

idiom

variants or on someone's behalf
1
: as a representative of someone
The teacher accepted the award on behalf of the whole class.
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
: because of someone
Don't get up on my behalf.

Examples of on behalf of someone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ballot harvesting is collecting and turning in a mail ballot on behalf of someone else if a voter wants to use the ballot to vote at home but can’t get to an official drop-off site or doesn’t want to use the Postal Service. Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel, 8 Jan. 2024 While many refer to this new law as being about conservatorship, a legal process in which a judge appoints a person to make decisions on behalf of someone deemed to be unable do so for themselves, getting to that point starts not in courtrooms, but in hospitals. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Dec. 2023 The far-ranging law addresses cross-border gun trafficking, and boosts penalties for straw purchasing – buying guns on behalf of someone else who wouldn’t pass a background check. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, 11 May 2023 The National Kidney Registry allows people to donate kidneys to a pool on behalf of someone else. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 4 May 2023 The National Kidney Registry allows people to donate kidneys to a pool on behalf of someone else. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 4 May 2023 The far-ranging law addresses cross-border gun trafficking, and boosts penalties for straw purchasing – buying guns on behalf of someone else who wouldn’t pass a background check. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, 11 May 2023 In general, straw purchasing is when the buyer of a firearm is actually buying a gun on behalf of someone else. Nick Penzenstadler, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2023 The most common scams are related to taking out loans on behalf of someone else, falsifying documents to get credit, false invoices, debit card cloning, counterfeit checks and vehicle license plate cloning. Lincoln Ando, Forbes, 2 June 2021 See More

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“On behalf of someone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20behalf%20of%20someone. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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