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in favor of

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Also, in one's favor.

1

In support of, approving, as in We are in favor of her promotion, or All the reviews were in his favor. [Mid-1500s]

2

To the advantage of, as in The court decided in favor of the defendant. [Mid-1500s]

3

Inscribed or made out to the benefit of, as in The check was made out in favor of the charity. [Mid-1500s]

4

Out of a preference for, as in The commissioner turned down the new road in favor of improved sewers. [Late 1800s]

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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
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