Meaning of behalf in English:


Pronunciation /bɪˈhɑːf/

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Translate behalf into Spanish


‘In turn, the organization will negotiate on your behalf for lower interest rates and a more convenient payment option.’
  • ‘The hospital is also keen to hear from those interested in fundraising on its behalf.’
  • ‘In the previously more common subsidized loan, the state pays the interest on the student 's behalf while he or she is attending school.’
  • ‘Water voles are making a comeback in East Yorkshire, thanks to backing from farmers and landowners for a campaign on their behalf.’
  • ‘That means if someone starts to campaign on their behalf, so to speak, and breaks the rules, they can be held liable.’
  • ‘Speaking through an interpreter, he told the Daily Echo: ‘Thank you to everyone who has campaigned on my behalf.’’
  • ‘Many of our California members worked hard on my behalf, and I want to thank them for their assistance.’
  • ‘Would you please let me know if you have authority from your principal to accept service of process on its behalf.’
  • ‘The full mortgage repayment, including interest and capital, is paid on their behalf.’
  • ‘There were so many prayers that were offered and we're so grateful to everyone for all that they did on Elizabeth's behalf and on our behalf.’


    on behalf of
    • 1In the interests of (a person, group, or principle)

      • ‘he campaigned on behalf of the wrongly convicted four’
    • 2As a representative of.

      • ‘he had to attend the funeral on Mama's behalf’
    • 3On the part of; done by.

      • ‘this wasn't simply a philanthropic gesture on his behalf’


Middle English from a mixture of the earlier phrases on his halve and bihalve him, both meaning ‘on his side’ (see by, half).