Favor Definition

favored, favoring, favors, favour
Friendly or kind regard; good will; approval; liking.
Webster's New World
A kind, obliging, friendly, or generous act.
To do someone a favor.
Webster's New World
A state of being held in such regard.
A style currently in favor.
American Heritage
Unfair partiality; favoritism.
Webster's New World
Sexual privileges granted by a woman.
Webster's New World
favored, favoring, favors
To perform a kindness or service for; oblige.
American Heritage
To regard with favor; approve or like.
Webster's New World
To be indulgent or too indulgent toward; be partial to; prefer unfairly.
Webster's New World
To be for; support; advocate; endorse.
Webster's New World
To show partiality or unfair preference to.
Thought the law favored men over women.
American Heritage
in favor of
  • In support of; approving:

    We are in favor of her promotion to president.

  • To the advantage of:

    The court decided in favor of the plaintiff.

American Heritage
find favor with
  • to be regarded with favor by; be pleasing to
Webster's New World
in favor
  • favored; liked
Webster's New World
in favor of
  • approving; supporting; endorsing
  • to the advantage of
Webster's New World
in someone's favor
  • to someone's advantage or credit
Webster's New World

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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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin from favēre to be favorable

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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