noun, verb (used with object) Chiefly British.
verb (used with object)
Origin of favor
Synonyms for favor
Antonyms for favor
Examples from the Web for favour
Contemporary Examples of favour
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
September 23, 2014
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
June 19, 2014
This decision is about pretending Charles is impartial while he continues to lobby in favour of his own political agenda.Prince Charles Black Spider Row Continues
October 19, 2012
Now... about the arguments you briefly mentioned in favour of a new, State-owned crossing in Windsor-Detroit: 1.
Even with the deck seemingly stacked in the latter's favour.
Historical Examples of favour
The man who has just saved his life can no doubt obtain any favour.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Stop her—say Miss Milbrey wishes to ask a favour of her; and Jarvis.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The first aspect of Rotterdam is strongly in favour of the people.
I did nothing but what I thought my duty to procure his favour.
If you have any favour to hope for, it must be from the mediation of your uncles.
- to the benefit of
- (of a cheque, etc) made out to
- in order to show preference forI rejected him in favour of George
Word Origin for favour
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).