noun, verb (used with object) Chiefly British.
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
Synonyms for favor
Antonyms for favor
Examples from the Web for favours
Contemporary Examples of favours
In fact, what he favours, very clearly and publicly, is a bi-national state.Hebrew U Prof: Ahmad Tibi is a Radical, Wants Israel to be a Bi-National State
September 9, 2013
Historical Examples of favours
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favours of the 22d and 29th ult.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
In a word, any thing I can do, I will do, to be restored to all your favours.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
How wretched is the man that hangs on by the favours of the great!The Letters of Robert Burns
This tariff of favours and of infamy descends 'ad infinitum'.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
Instead, he set about doing them favours, that so they might be the more willing to oblige him.Murder Point
- 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).