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favor

fa·vor

favor

 
 
pronunciation:
feI vr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
in favor of
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a kind or helpful act.
Would you please do me a favor and set the table?
synonyms:
blessing, boon, courtesy, kindness
similar words:
consideration, friendliness, generosity, grace, help
definition 2: high respect; liking; approval.
He was a good player and won the favor of the coach.
synonyms:
approval, blessing, esteem, honor, regard, respect
antonyms:
disfavor
similar words:
praise, sanction, sponsorship
definition 3: a special liking; leaning; preference.
That teacher shows favor to the student who gets the highest grades.
synonyms:
bias, inclination, preference
antonyms:
impartiality
similar words:
fancy, prejudice, tendency
definition 4: a gift given to each person at a social event.
Adam gave out kazoos as favors at his birthday party.
synonyms:
memento, souvenir
similar words:
gift, present, relic
phrase: in favor of
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: favored, favoring, favors
definition 1: to have good feelings about; support; approve of.
I favor the rule about wearing bicycle helmets.
synonyms:
admire, esteem, honor, respect
similar words:
approve, commend, endorse, like, patronize, regard, sanction, sponsor, sympathize
definition 2: to give special treatment to; prefer.
It's not fair when a parent favors one child over another.
synonyms:
prefer
similar words:
dispose, fancy, like, select