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Synonyms for behalf

on something or someone's behalf or on behalf of something or someone: as a representative of

Synonyms

on something or someone's behalf or on behalf of something or someone: for the benefit of

Synonyms

  • for the benefit of
  • for the sake of
  • in support of
  • on the side of
  • in the interests of
  • on account of
  • for the good of
  • in defence of
  • to the advantage of
  • for the profit of

Words related to behalf

as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of")

for someone's benefit (usually expressed as 'in behalf' rather than 'on behalf' and usually with a possessive)

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Mr Allworthy himself spoke to the captain in his brother's behalf, and desired to know what offence the doctor had committed; when the hard-hearted villain had the baseness to say that he should never forgive him for the injury which he had endeavoured to do him in his favour; which, he said, he had pumped out of him, and was such a cruelty that it ought not to be forgiven.
She then modestly reminded the Grand Master, that she ought to be permitted some opportunity of free communication with her friends, for the purpose of making her condition known to them, and procuring, if possible, some champion to fight in her behalf.
One Nazarene warrior might indeed bear arms in my behalf, even Wilfred, son of Cedric, whom the Gentiles call Ivanhoe.
On behalf of the whole family I beg you to come, mon cher
It is the same as if you spoke on your own behalf, comte.
Shall I say instead: on behalf of abstract justice?
Grimwig received very graciously; and if the gratification of that moment had been the only reward for all her anxiety and care in Oliver's behalf, Rose Maylie would have been well repaid.
In the same book, I met with one of Sheridan's mighty speeches on and in behalf of Catholic eman- cipation.
Nonetheless she insisted that I ought to go halves with her in the day's winnings, and offered me 800 gulden on condition that henceforth, I gambled only on those terms; but I refused to do so, once and for all--stating, as my reason, that I found myself unable to play on behalf of any one else, "I am not unwilling so to do," I added, "but in all probability I should lose.
Experts were sending--on their own account, on behalf of learned societies, and through local and imperial governing bodies--reports dealing with the matter, and suggesting remedies.
Nor ever did you know John Carter to lie in his own behalf, or to say aught that might harm the people of Barsoom, or to speak lightly of the strange religion which he respected without understanding.
All appeals on behalf of charity he steadily ignored.
Then, as the cause is decided, I demand on behalf of justice that the estimation in which she is held by gods and men and which we acknowledge to be her due should now be restored to her by us; since she has been shown to confer reality, and not to deceive those who truly possess her, let what has been taken from her be given back, that so she may win that palm of appearance which is hers also, and which she gives to her own.
Hitherto he had been rather more adored and appealed to than was quite agreeable to him; but now, in attempting to open the ears of women to reason, and their consciences to justice, on behalf of Maggie Tulliver, he suddenly found himself as powerless as he was aware he would have been if he had attempted to influence the shape of bonnets.
Noel Vanstone to receive communications on her behalf.