in favor of
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Also, in one's favor.
In support of, approving, as in We are in favor of her promotion, or All the reviews were in his favor. [Mid-1500s]
To the advantage of, as in The court decided in favor of the defendant. [Mid-1500s]
Inscribed or made out to the benefit of, as in The check was made out in favor of the charity. [Mid-1500s]
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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in fashion, infatuate, infatuated, infatuation, infauna, in favor of, in favor with, infeasible, infect, infectee, infection
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