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favor

[ fey-ver ]
/ ˈfeɪ vər /
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noun

verb (used with object)

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RELATED WORDS

promote, facilitate, champion, support, advocate, appreciate, back, accept, encourage, choose, praise, endorse, approve, pick, advance, abet, befriend, humor, gratify, oblige

Nearby words

favicon, favid, favism, favonian, favonius, favor, favorable, favorance, favored, favoredly, favorite

Idioms

Also especially British, fa·vour.

Origin of favor

1250–1300; Middle English favo(u)r < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin favōr- (stem of favor) goodwill, equivalent to fav(ēre) to be favorably inclined + -ōr- -or1
SYNONYMS FOR favor
2 Favor, goodwill imply a kindly regard or friendly disposition shown by an individual or group. Favor may be merely an attitude of mind: to look with favor on a proposal. Goodwill is more active and leads often to outward manifestations of friendly approval: By frequent applause the audience showed its goodwill toward the speaker.
5 present.
10 approve, countenance, sanction.
12 encourage, patronize.
15 help, assist.
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
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Idioms and Phrases with favoring

favor


see curry favor; in favor of; in favor with; in one's favor; out of favor; return the compliment (favor).

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