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From Webster's 1828 dictionary: 

HON'OR, v.t on'or. [L. honoro.] 

1. To revere;

to respect; to treat with deference and submission, and perform relative duties to.

Honor thy father and thy mother. Ex.20

2. To reverence;

to manifest the highest veneration for, in words and actions; to entertain the most exalted thoughts of; to worship; to adore. 
That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. John 5

3. To dignify;

to raise to distinction or notice; to elevate in rank or station; to exalt. Men are sometimes honored with titles and offices, which they do not merit. 
Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honor. Esth.6

4. To glorify;

to render illustrious. 
I will be honored upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host. Ex.14

5. To treat with due civility

 and respect in the ordinary intercourse of life.
The troops honored the governor with a salute. 

6. To pay when due;

In commerce, to accept and pay when due; as,
to honor a bill of exchange.

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