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
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Contemporary Examples of favoring
Garrett is currently at only 48 percent and this is a year favoring Republicans nationwide.Red Sweep? Maybe, but One Tea Party Incumbent Is in Trouble
October 17, 2014
Instead, we see a host of issues of concern, most favoring Democrats.Biggest Midterm Issue? The Obamaphant in the Living Room
September 7, 2014
To have turned down the Russian initiative would have appeared like favoring war over peace.The History and Logic of Military Ultimatums, From Suez to Crimea
March 4, 2014
For instance, preventing Comcast from favoring streaming capabilities for NBC, which it owns, over CBS, Fox, and ABC.Up To Speed: Here is Everything You Need to Know About The Recent Blow to Net Neutrality
January 14, 2014
Repeatedly, de Blasio said Lhota was borrowing a page “from the Republican playbook” and favoring “trickle-down economics.”New York City Mayoral Debate Features Strong Sparring but No Knockout
October 16, 2013
Historical Examples of favoring
Favoring the man Huntly with one inquiring glance, he turned to the corporal.The Law-Breakers
It does not help for good feeling to take the "favoring" attitude.How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters)
Mary Owens Crowther
A favoring spot was seized on by de Spain for the resting-place 347 he wanted.Nan of Music Mountain
Frank H. Spearman
What would not you do had you the Emperor and Ferdinand favoring your attempts?The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
There was in the mind of the boy a thought that circumstances were favoring him.Boy Scouts in the Philippines
G. Harvey Ralphson
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).