From "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: In Purgatory's Shadow (#5.14)"
Remember: it's not just Tain we're looking for. The Maryland, the Proxima, the Sarajevo, Starfleet ships that have been lost in the Gamma Quadrant for years; and their crews - brave soldiers, warriors of the Federation unaccounted for... We owe it to them to do everything in our power to find them and bring them home. It's the honorable thing to do.
You use that word, but you have no idea what it means.
Maybe not. But you do.