Favor definitions

fā'vər
Friendly or kind regard; good will; approval; liking.
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Unfair partiality; favoritism.
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A kind, obliging, friendly, or generous act.

To do someone a favor.

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Sexual privileges granted by a woman.
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A gracious, friendly, or obliging act that is freely granted.

Do someone a favor.

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Unfair partiality; favoritism.

The referees were warned not to show favor to either team.

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A business letter or note.

Your favor of the 15th June.

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Advantage; benefit.

Sailed under favor of cloudless skies.

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Attractiveness; charm.
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To regard with favor; approve or like.
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Behalf; interest.

An error in our favor.

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A communication, especially a letter.
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To be indulgent or too indulgent toward; be partial to; prefer unfairly.
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A facial feature.
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To be for; support; advocate; endorse.
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To perform a kindness or service for; oblige.
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To make easier; help; assist.

Rain favored his escape.

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To believe to be most likely to succeed.

The Tigers are favored to win the championship.

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To do a kindness for.
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To treat with care; be gentle with.

Favored my wounded leg.

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To look like; resemble in facial features.

To favor one's mother.

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To resemble in appearance.

She favors her father.

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To use gently; spare.

To favor an injured leg.

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To have a liking for; be partial to; prefer.

Favored coffee over tea at breakfast; favored the suitor with the quick wit.

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Favor is defined as approval or something you do for someone else.

An example of favor is when your daughter behaves correctly.

An example of favor is when you pick up the drycleaning for your husband so he doesn't have to.

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The definition of favor is to show preferential treatment and to act like you like someone better than others.

An example of favor is when a teacher always calls only on the students she likes.

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A kind or helpful deed; an instance of voluntarily assisting (someone).

He did me a favor when he took the time to drive me home.

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Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.
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Goodwill; benevolent regard.

She enjoyed the queen's favor.

To fall out of favor.

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The object of regard; person or thing favoured.
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A small gift; a party favor.

At the holiday dinner, the hosts had set a favor by each place setting.

A marriage favour is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding.

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(law) Partiality; bias.

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Friendly or favorable regard; approval or support.

Won the favor of the monarch; looked with favor on the plan.

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A state of being held in such regard.

A style currently in favor.

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A privilege or concession.

Had the favor of talking with her for an hour.

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Permission to engage in sexual activity, especially when granted by a woman to a male partner.
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Something given as a token of love, affection, or remembrance.
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A small decorative gift given to each guest at a party.
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Aspect or appearance.
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Countenance; face.
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To approve, advocate, or support.

Economists who favor free trade.

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To show partiality or unfair preference to.

Thought the law favored men over women.

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To be advantageous to; make more likely to be successful.

Darkness favored their escape. The climate favors conifers.

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To speed up or otherwise increase the success of (a chemical process or pathway).

Increasing the pressure favors the reaction.

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To resemble another in appearance.

She and her father favor.

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A small gift, souvenir, or token.
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A token of love, as to a knight from a female admirer.
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Appearance or look.
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Face or countenance.
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(archaic, polite) A letter.

Your favour of yesterday is received.

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To look upon fondly; to prefer.
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To do a favor [noun sense 1] for; to show beneficence toward.

Would you favor us with a poetry reading?

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To treat with care.

Favoring your sore leg will only injure the other one.

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To have a similar appearance, to look like another person.

You favor your grandmother more than your mother.

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Origin of favor

From Anglo-Norman favour, from mainland Old French favor, from Latin favor, respelled in American English to more closely match its Latin etymon.