Use the word "behalf" when speaking for or doing something for another person. The word "behalf" is also used when important public statements are made. This word has a very formal tone, so it's commonly heard in speeches and at special occasions.
  • He's working on behalf of the government.

  • A statement was read on behalf of the entire family.

  • A spokesperson speaking on behalf of the company addressed the issue of workplace harassment.

  • The Governor thanked the members of the military on behalf of the state.

  • On behalf of the country, President Obama thanked the men and women who teach in the nation's public schools.



(Published on May 12, 2017)

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