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Honour, vb. 1) to respect, to reverence: “and him by oath they truly --ed,” Lucr. 410. “that makes him --ed, or begets him hate,” Lucr. 410 “joy in that I h. most,” Sonn. 25, 4. Tp. III, 1, 73. Gent. I, 1, 4. Meas. V, 95. Mids. II, 2, 144. Merch. IV, 1, 224. As V, 4, 150. Wint. II, 2, 6. John IV, 3, 105. H4B IV, 5, 164. H6A III, 4, 35. H6B I, 1, 198. IV, 8, 16. Cor. III, 1, 306. III, 2, 121. Tit. I, 42. Tit. I, 42 Tim. II, 1, 23. Caes. II, 1, 91. III, 1, 128. III, 1, 128 V, 4, 11. Lr. I, 1, 100. Oth. III, 4, 114. Per. I, 2, 20. II, 5, 48. III, 3, 28. Partic. --ed, adjectively: All's V, 3, 8. Wint. IV, 4, 504. V, 1, 113. V, 1, 113 Cor. III, 3, 34. V, 3, 22. Tim. I, 2, 1. IV, 2, 28. IV, 3, 111. Mcb. I, 6, 10. Hml. I, 2, 221. Per. III, 3, 1 etc. (cf. Honoured, adj.).
2) to show respect, to do homage to: till I have --ed you with some graver labour, Ven. Ded. Per. III, 3, 1 “with my extern the outward --ing,” Sonn. 125, 2. “how shall I h. thee for this success?” H6A I, 6, 5. “who art thou? say, that I may h. thee,” V, 3, 50. “to h. me as thy king,” H6C I, 1, 198. “he hath --ed me of late,” Mcb. I, 7, 32. “every one that comes to h. them,” Per. II, 3, 61. “--ing of Neptune's triumph,” V, 1, 17 (cf. Of).
3) to treat with regard, to oblige: “if any come, Hector shall h. him,” Troil. I, 3, 280. “sweet sir, you h. me,” V, 1, 93. “we are --ed much by good Simonides,” Per. II, 3, 20. Followed by an inf.: “think me --ed to feast so great a warrior,” H6A II, 3, 81. “do not h. him so much to prick thy finger,” H6C I, 4, 54. “h. me so much as to advance this jewel,” Tim. I, 2, 175. By in: “our feast shall be much --ed in your marriage,” Merch. III, 2, 214. By with: “nor thou with public kindness h. me,” Sonn. 36, 11. “not --ed with a human shape,” Tp. I, 2, 283. “we h. you with trouble,” Wint. V, 3, 9. “h. such as these with humble suit,” H6B IV, 1, 123.
4) to raise to dignity, to ennoble, to reflect credit on: “h. thyself to rid me of this shame,” Lucr. 1031. “that they may prosperous be and --ed in their issue,” Tp. IV, 105. “my father's love is enough to h. him,” As I, 2, 89. “as thou lovest and --est arms,” H6C I, 1, 116. “as this title --s me and mine,” IV, 1, 72. “the name of Cassius --s this corruption,” Caes. IV, 3, 15. “kill Brutus and be --ed in his death,” V, 4, 14. “a babe to h. her,” Lr. I, 4, 303. “which hath --ed with confirmation your great judgment,” Cymb. I, 6, 174. “it --s us that we have given him cause,” III, 5, 18.
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