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Definition of "favor" []

  • A gracious, friendly, or obliging act that is freely granted: do someone a favor. (noun)
  • Friendly or favorable regard; approval or support: won the favor of the monarch; looked with favor on the plan. (noun)
  • A state of being held in such regard: a style currently in favor. (noun)
  • Unfair partiality; favoritism. (noun)
  • A privilege or concession. (noun)
  • An approving attitude; good will (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An act performed out of good will, generosity, or mercy (noun)
  • Prejudice and partiality; favouritism (noun)
  • A condition of being regarded with approval or good will (esp in the phrases in favour, out of favour) (noun)
  • Leave; permission (noun)
  • A token of love, goodwill, etc (noun)
  • A small gift or toy given to a guest at a party (noun)
  • A badge or ribbon worn or given to indicate loyalty, often bestowed on a knight by a lady (noun)
  • A communication, esp a business letter (noun)
  • Appearance (noun)
  • To regard with especial kindness or approval (verb)
  • To treat with partiality or favouritism (verb)
  • To support; advocate (verb)
  • To perform a favour for; oblige (verb)
  • To help; facilitate (verb)
  • To resemble (verb)
  • To wear habitually (verb)
  • To treat gingerly or with tenderness; spare (verb)

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Use "favor" in a sentence
  • "I've been voting since 1972, and the only thing I'm sure they're in favor is tax cuts to the rich – which hasn't done a darn thing to help any one of us average Americans."
  • "The branch of government currently most in favor is the Judicial."
  • "The only one showing even a plurality in favor is the wacky NY Times/CBS surveythat managed to generate a 46 percent undecided number."