noun, verb (used with object) Chiefly British.
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The civilian government that finally came to power in 2010 was sadly no more than democracy on a leash, thanks to the 2008 constitution stacked in favour of the Tatmadaw and passed in the wake of Cyclone Nargis.Revolutions Are Built on Hope. That's Why I Believe Myanmar's Protesters Will Succeed|MiMi Aye|April 8, 2021|Time
The “ten blue links” have diminished in favour of a mix between search features and organic results.How to craft a winning SEO proposal and avoid getting a silent ‘No’|Sponsored Content: SEOmonitor|August 3, 2020|Search Engine Land
It wasn’t until algorithm updates like Panda and Penguin that started to reward clean content and link-building and with this PBNs have gone out of favour with Google, despite still being used by tonnes of people across the US and the world.
Cameron's comments will only confirm that she was in favour of retaining the Union all along.How the Queen ‘Purred’ With Pleasure at Scottish Referendum Result|Tom Sykes|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he fell out of favour when it was revealed he had been on a big-game hunting safari.King Felipe and Queen Letizia Kiss As They Formally Take Power In Spain|Tom Sykes|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They paid only a peppercorn rent of £70 a month (including utilities), until a 2002 review of grace-and-favour homes.Princess Michael Says Austerity Means No Restaurants Anymore (Just Catered Dinners At Home)|Tom Sykes|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
[O]ver the years, I realised that my mother did me a big favour by Christening me Tim.
This decision is about pretending Charles is impartial while he continues to lobby in favour of his own political agenda.
Thy eye desireth favour and beauty, but more than these green sown fields.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
In both cases the decision was made at a feast, and in favour of the one who “loved much.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
The public eye, ever watchful and timid, waits scarcely for the show of danger to take alarm and withdraw its favour.
I am in favour of no one paying rates unless he has children actually at a Board School.
One thing found favour in his eyes; I wrote a good clear hand and at fair speed.
British Dictionary definitions for favour
- to the benefit of
- (of a cheque, etc) made out to
- in order to show preference forI rejected him in favour of George