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honoree

[on-uh-ree] /ˌɒn əˈri/
noun
1.
a person who receives an honor, award, or special recognition.
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  • The show went on, and the wrenching absence of its honoree made it all the more fervent a celebration.
  • The honoree is chosen through an internal process: the sergeants vote.
Word Origin and History for honoree
n.

by 1958, from honor + -ee. Alternative honorand, from Latin honorandus, is from 1950.

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