Origin of favored
verb (used with object)
Origin of favor
Synonyms for favor
Antonyms for favor
Related Words for favoredrecommended, selected, preferred, chosen, pet, privileged, blessed, advantaged, elite, lucky, sweetheart, fair-haired, well-liked
Examples from the Web for favored
Contemporary Examples of favored
There, many minority parents supported Tom Torklarson, who favored the education reform agenda.How Public Sector Unions Divide the Democrats
December 29, 2014
In the absence of ceremonial formalities, Francis favored a business-like manner.Pope’s Blistering Attack on ‘Haggard’ Europe
November 26, 2014
The Keystone project is not an American one, but a global one, financed and favored by major multinational oil interests.The Pipeline From Hell: There’s No Good Reason to Build Keystone XL
November 15, 2014
Even as Hispanics favored Democrats this week, some Republicans wooed them ardently and made surprising inroads.How Democrats Can Recover
November 9, 2014
Take Joni Ernst, a GOP darling now favored to be the next senator from Iowa.If You Think D.C. Is Awful Now, Wait Until Wednesday
November 4, 2014
Historical Examples of favored
Driving, swimming, rowing, and other manly sports should be favored.
An embarrassing accident also favored us with the use of salt.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
Maurice favored the creation of a Committee of Public Safety.The Downfall
In this he was right, though he could not guess what the business was nor how it favored his own designs.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
In this case it and a favored few like it will occupy the altered territory.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
c.1300, "attractiveness, charm," from Old French favor (13c., Modern French faveur) "favor, approval, partiality," from Latin favorem (nominative favor) "good will, inclination, partiality, support," coined by Cicero from stem of favere "to show kindness to," from PIE *ghow-e- "to honor, revere, worship." Meaning "act of kindness" is from late 14c. Meaning "thing given as a mark of favor" is from 1580s. Phrase in favor of recorded from 1560s.
"to regard with favor, indulge, treat with partiality," mid-14c., from Old French favorer, from favor (see favor (n.)). Related: Favored; favoring.
see curry favor; in favor of; in favor with; in one's favor; out of favor; return the compliment (favor).