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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.
synonyms:
darling, jewel, pet, treasure
antonyms:
bete noire
similar words:
choice, preference
definition 2: a competitor thought to be the most likely winner.
synonyms:
front-runner
similar words:
leader, pacesetter
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: preferred over all others; held in the highest regard.
synonyms:
pet, select
similar words:
choice, darling, fair-haired, 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.