Complete Definition of "courtesy"

English

Pronunciation
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Noun
courtesy (uncountable and countable; plural courtesies)

  1. uncountable Polite behavior.

#:Please extend them the courtesy of your presence.

  1. countable A polite gesture or remark.

#:I offered them a ride simply as a courtesy.

  1. uncountable Consent or agreement in spite of fact; indulgence

#:They call this pond a lake by courtesy only.

  1. uncountable Willingness or generosity in providing something needed.

#:They received free advertising through the courtesy of the local newspaper.

Translations

trans-top|polite behavior
French: courtoisie f
Hebrew: :he:×××××ת|×××××ת (adivut) f
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Italian: cortesia f
Dutch: hoffelijkheid f
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trans-top|polite gesture or remark
Italian: cortesia f
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Swedish: hövlighet c
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trans-top|consent or agreement in spite of fact; indulgence
Italian: cortesia f
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Swedish: hövlighet c
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trans-top|willingness or generosity in providing something needed
Hebrew: ×××××ת (adivut) f
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Adjective
courtesy (no comparative or superlative; used only before the noun)

  1. Given or done as a polite gesture.

#:We paid a courtesy visit to the new neighbors.

  1. Free of charge.

#:The event planners offered courtesy tickets for the reporters'

Translations

trans-top|given or done as a polite gesture
Italian: di cortesia f
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Swedish: hövlighets-
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