Definition of dishonour verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    dishonour

     verb
    (especially US English dishonor)verb
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɒnə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɑːnər//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dishonour
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɒnə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɑːnər//
     
    he / she / it dishonours
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɒnəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɑːnərz//
     
    past simple dishonoured
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɒnəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɑːnərd//
     
    past participle dishonoured
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɒnəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɑːnərd//
     
    -ing form dishonouring
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɒnərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɑːnərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1dishonour somebody/something to make somebody/something lose the respect of other people You have dishonoured the name of the school.
  2. 2dishonour something to refuse to keep an agreement or a promise He had dishonoured nearly all of his election pledges.
  3. opposite honour
    Word Origin Middle English: from Old French deshonor (noun), deshonorer (verb), based on Latin honor ‘honour’.

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