favor

[fey-ver]

noun

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. favicon,
  2. favid,
  3. favism,
  4. favonian,
  5. favonius,
  6. favorable,
  7. favorance,
  8. favored,
  9. favoredly,
  10. favorite

Idioms

Also especially British, fa·vour.

Origin of favor

1250–1300; Middle English favo(u)r < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin favōr- (stem of favor) goodwill, equivalent to fav(ēre) to be favorably inclined + -ōr- -or1

SYNONYMS FOR favor
2. Favor, goodwill imply a kindly regard or friendly disposition shown by an individual or group. Favor may be merely an attitude of mind: to look with favor on a proposal. Goodwill is more active and leads often to outward manifestations of friendly approval: By frequent applause the audience showed its goodwill toward the speaker. 5. present. 10. approve, countenance, sanction. 12. encourage, patronize. 15. help, assist.

Related formsfa·vor·er, nouno·ver·fa·vor, verb (used with object)pre·fa·vor, noun, verb (used with object)un·fa·vor·ing, adjective

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Word Origin and History for out of favor
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with out of favor

out of favor

see under in favor

favor

see curry favor; in favor of; in favor with; in one's favor; out of favor; return the compliment (favor).

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