an act of gracious kindness
an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
"the outcome was in his favor"
an inclination to approve
"that style is in favor this season"
a feeling of favorable regard
party favor, party favour, favor, favour(verb)
souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
prefer, favor, favour(verb)
promote over another
"he favors his second daughter"
consider as the favorite
"The local team was favored"
treat gently or carefully
privilege, favor, favour(verb)
bestow a privilege upon
A deed in which help is voluntarily provided.
He did me a favor when he took the time to drive me home.
Goodwill; benevolent regard.
She enjoyed the queen's favor.
A small gift; a party favor.
At the holiday dinner, the hosts had set a favor by each place setting.
To look upon fondly; to prefer.
To do a favor [noun sense 1] for; to show beneficence toward.
Would you favor us with a poetry reading?
To treat with care.
Favoring your sore leg will only injure the other one.
To have a similar appearance, to look like another person.
You favor your grandmother more than your mother.
Origin: From favor.
kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will
the act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending
a kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good will, as distinct from justice or remuneration
mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity
the object of regard; person or thing favored
a gift or represent; something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding
appearance; look; countenance; face
a letter or epistle; -- so called in civility or compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received
to regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to countenance; to treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards
to afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy
to resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father
Origin: [Written also favour.]
The numerical value of favor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of favor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Ultimately, I'm not in favor of dividing us by religion; I'm in favor of uniting us by freedom.
You are beginning to see that any man to whom you can do favor is your friend, and that you can do a favor to almost anyone.
The energy sector is coming back in favor, the gold group is coming back in favor, there's a little less pessimism towards those sectors.
Self-love is not opposed to the love of other people. You cannot really love yourself and do yourself a favor without doing people a favor, and vise versa.
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.
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Translations for favor
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- معروف, أنعم, محاباةArabic
- přízeň, zvýhodňovat, upřednostňovat, pozornost, laskavost, pomoc, dávat přednost, favorizovatCzech
- god viljeDanish
- begünstigen, Gefallen, GefälligkeitGerman
- ευνοώ, εύνοια, χάρηGreek
- favoro, favorigiEsperanto
- favor, preferir, favorecerSpanish
- fabore, mesedeBasque
- palvelus, suosia, suosioFinnish
- faveur, favoriserFrench
- GonschtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- dienst, gunstDutch
- благоволить, услуга, любезность, расположение, благосклонность, фавор, одолжениеRussian
- molba, uslugaSerbo-Croatian
- کے حق میںUrdu
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