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favour

[ fey-ver ]
/ ˈfeɪ vər /
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noun, verb (used with object) Chiefly British.

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usage note for favour

See -or1.
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British Dictionary definitions for favour

favour

US favor

/ (ˈfeɪvə) /

noun

verb (tr)

See also favours

Derived forms of favour

favourer or US favorer, nounfavouringly or US favoringly, adverb

Word Origin for favour

C14: from Latin, from favēre to protect
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