UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɪˈhæf/, /bɪˈhɑːf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɪˈhæf/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bi haf′, -häf′)
on behalf of [sb/sth], on [sb/sth]'s behalf, also US: in behalf of [sb/sth], in [sb/sth]'s behalfpreppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(in place of [sb])
å ngns vägnar prep + s
för ngns skull prep + s
Anmärkning: "On behalf of, on sb/sth's behalf" is currently much more common than "in behalf of, in sb/sth's behalf."
I'm phoning on behalf of my daughter, who has lost her voice. The millionaire sent somebody to bid on the painting on his behalf.
behalfadvadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
vägnar splsubstantiv plural: Substantiv som oftast står i plural, t.ex.: "byxor", "gälar", "tillhörigheter".
ställe ssubstantiv: Ord för konkreta ting och platser, t.ex.: "boll", "person", "Stockholm".
Because you were away on vacation, I wrote them a letter on your behalf.