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favor

fa·vor

favor

 
pronunciation:
feI vr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
in favor of, in one's favor
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a kind or helpful act.
Could you do me a favor and hand me that screwdriver?He did me a big favor, so I'm writing to thank him.
synonyms:
accommodation, benevolence, blessing, boon, courtesy, indulgence, kindness
antonyms:
disfavor, disservice
similar words:
benefaction, consideration, dispensation, friendliness, generosity, grace, help
definition 2: high regard; approval.
The princess quickly won the favor of the people.
synonyms:
admiration, approbation, approval, blessing, countenance, esteem, honor, regard, respect
antonyms:
animus, disfavor
similar words:
commendation, patronage, praise, sanction, smile, sponsorship
definition 3: partiality.
The parents accused the teacher of showing favor to the boys in the class.
synonyms:
bias, inclination, leaning, partiality, predilection, preference
antonyms:
impartiality
similar words:
affinity, fancy, fondness, partisanship, prejudice, proclivity, tendency
definition 4: a gift given to each person at a social occasion.
The kids took home some clever party favors.
synonyms:
keepsake, memento, souvenir, token
similar words:
gift, present, relic, remembrance
definition 5: advantage.
The score is in our favor.
synonyms:
advantage, benefit
similar words:
aid, gain, good, help, profit
definition 6: (pl.) sexual pleasures, esp. as granted by a woman.
She would not give her favors to just any man.
similar words:
sex
phrase: in favor of
phrase: in one's favor
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: favored, favoring, favors
definition 1: to have positive regard for.
Most of the parents favor the new principal and feel she's doing a good job.
synonyms:
admire, consider, esteem, honor, respect
antonyms:
disapprove, disfavor
similar words:
approve, commend, compliment, countenance, endorse, like, patronize, regard, sanction, sponsor, sympathize
definition 2: to have preference towards; show partiality towards.
I favor the stores downtown over the ones at the mall.It's obvious that she favors her youngest child over the others.
synonyms:
prefer
antonyms:
penalize
similar words:
compliment, dispose, fancy, like, select
definition 3: to handle gently or treat with care.
He favors his left leg because of the accident.
synonyms:
baby, coddle, nurse, spare
similar words:
guard, pamper, protect
definition 4: to be obliging towards.
Would you favor me with an interview?
synonyms:
accommodate, grant, indulge, oblige
similar words:
befriend, grace, help, serve
definition 5: to resemble, esp. in facial features.
He favors his mother.
synonyms:
resemble, take after
similar words:
duplicate, mirror