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favorite

fa·vor·ite

favorite

 
 
pronunciation:
feI v riht [or] feIv riht
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person or thing treated with special favor.
Scary movies are my favorites.
synonyms:
jewel, pet, treasure
similar words:
choice, preference
definition 2: a person or animal thought to be the most likely winner of a game or sport.
Out of the horses in the race, that one is the favorite.
similar words:
leader
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: liked over all others.
Oranges are my favorite fruit.
synonyms:
select
similar words:
choice, ideal, popular
Word Parts
The word favorite contains the following part:
-ite1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means in a state or condition (produced by the action denoted by the verb base)
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The suffix -ite1 attaches to Latin roots, as most English adjectives ending in -ite1 are loanwords from Latin, specifically from past participles of verbs formed with the suffix -itus.