- favorite son,
Origin of favored
verb (used with object)
Origin of favor
Examples from the Web for favored
There, many minority parents supported Tom Torklarson, who favored the education reform agenda.
In the absence of ceremonial formalities, Francis favored a business-like manner.
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|Jack Holmes|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even as Hispanics favored Democrats this week, some Republicans wooed them ardently and made surprising inroads.
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|Jonathan Alter|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She would probably have favored him, had he not been made prefect and left the city.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The letters with which Mr. Reeve has favored me give glimpses of how ideas and calls came to her sometimes.Harriet Martineau|Florence Fenwick Miller
Fortune had favored him at each stage of his journey and had directed his steps with rare assurance in this direction.The Secret Witness|George Gibbs
In consequence, therefore, they favored a gradual emancipation and deportation of the slaves.
He had been presiding over a proceeding that had something to do with the Mormons, in which he favored them.Children of the Market Place|Edgar Lee Masters
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).