verb (used with object)
SYNONYMS FOR favor
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Idioms for favor
- on the side of; in support of: to be in favor of reduced taxation.
- to the advantage of.
- (of a check, draft, etc.) payable to: Make out your checks in favor of the corporation.
Origin of favor
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OTHER WORDS FROM favorfa·vor·er, nouno·ver·fa·vor, verb (used with object)pre·fa·vor, noun, verb (used with object)un·fa·vor·ing, adjective
Words nearby favor
How to use favor in a sentence
There's definitely been a shift in favor of things like Medicare-for-all and a Green New Deal among Democrats in this state.
The stimulus package received 52 votes in favor, all from Republicans.The federal $300 unemployment benefit is set to expire. Will there be a replacement?|Lance Lambert|September 14, 2020|Fortune
SoftBank’s sale of Arm unwinds another strategic investment in favor of boosting liquidity and enabling founder Masayoshi Son to focus on the more tactical investing he has said he wants to pursue.Nvidia is buying SoftBank’s Arm chip division in biggest semiconductor deal ever|Claire Zillman, reporter|September 14, 2020|Fortune
The committee was not in favor of altering the voting process after votes had already been counted — even if it could result in a more diverse pool of winners.The Mess That Is the 2020 James Beard Awards, Explained|Elazar Sontag|September 11, 2020|Eater
The stimulus package received 52 votes in favor, all from Republicans, and 47 opposed votes from Democratic Senators and Kentucky Republican Rand Paul.GOP $500 billion aid package blocked by Senate Democrats—here’s what it means for unemployment benefits and stimulus checks|Lance Lambert|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Thirty-six percent were in favor and 38 percent were opposed.
Finally, he takes us behind the scenes into how Obama came out in favor of marriage equality that same year.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality|E.J. Graff|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, why would a species like the banded mongoose favor breeding between relatives?Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Were the smugglers doing you a favor making it nearly impossible to bring any hope?The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This has won the Cuban rum no fans in Washington, which has shown favor for Bacardi in the past.
At the reserve bank they may borrow as a standing right and not as a favor which may be cut off.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
His boyish suspenders had been put away in favor of a belt, which was tight-drawn about his slim waist.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Factors which favor an early deposit are high acidity, diminished urinary pigments, and excessive excretion of uric acid.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Edna was a trifle embarrassed at being thus signaled out for the imperious little woman's favor.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
The situation may be altogether in favor of the employer or altogether in favor of the men, or may occupy a middle ground.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Idioms and Phrases with favor
see curry favor; in favor of; in favor with; in one's favor; out of favor; return the compliment (favor).