verb (used with object)
- 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
SYNONYMS FOR favor
Related formsfa·vor·er, nouno·ver·fa·vor, verb (used with object)pre·fa·vor, noun, verb (used with object)un·fa·vor·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for favor
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
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
I'm pleased with my decision to avoid the routine script problems in favor of the spicy stuff.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then he was returned to the same unit to face his debts; the drug dealer asked for this favor and got it.
The question was put for engrossing the bill for a third reading, and carried, there being fifty votes in favor of it.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
The Official Board decided in favor of the School, and an alienation of feeling was the result.Thirty Years in the Itinerancy|Wesson Gage Miller
He was always cheerful, ready to do any one a favor, and was generous to a fault.Frank Before Vicksburg|Harry Castlemon
Methinks you, by your native qualities, are as well entitled to her favor as ever your progenitor could have been.The Marble Faun, Volume II.|Nathaniel Hawthorne
One was in favor of removal to the Western lands, and the other was opposed to removal.Stories Of Georgia|Joel Chandler Harris
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).