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favor

noun

1 favor

An act of gracious kindness.

synonym: favour.

Roget 923: wrong; what ought not to be, what should not be; malum in se [Lat.]; unreasonableness, grievance; shame.    injustice; tort [Law]; unfairness etc. adj.; iniquity, foul play.    ... show more

Roget 784: giving etc. v.; bestowal, bestowment, donation; presentation, presentment; accordance; concession; delivery, consignment, dispensation, communication, ... show more

Roget 740: lenity, lenience, leniency; moderation etc. 174; tolerance, toleration; mildness, gentleness; favor, indulgence, indulgency; clemency, ... show more

Roget 707: aid, aidance; assistance, help, opitulation, succor; support, lift, advance, furtherance, promotion; coadjuvancy etc. ... show more

Roget 592: correspondence, letter, epistle, note, billet, post card, missive, circular, favor, billet-doux; chit, chitty, letter card, picture post card; ... show more

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 760: permission, leave; allowance, sufferance; tolerance, toleration; liberty, law, license, concession, grace; indulgence etc. (lenity) ... show more

Dutch: genade, gunst, gunstbewijs



2 favor

An advantage to the benefit of someone or something:
— The outcome was in his favor.

synonym: favour.

3 favor

An inclination to approve:
— That style is in favor this season.

synonym: favour.

4 favor

A feeling of favorable regard.

synonym: favour.

Dutch: gunst
Polish: przychylność, względy, łaska, łaskawość

5 favor

Souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party.

synonyms: favour, party favor, party favour.

verb

1 favor

Promote over another:
— He favors his second daughter.

synonyms: favour, prefer.

Roget 707: aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid; come to the aid etc. n.. of; contribute, subscribe to; bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, ... show more

Roget 923: be wrong etc. adj.; cry to heaven for vengeance.    do wrong etc. n.; be inequitable etc. adj.; favor, lean towards; encroach upon, impose upon; ... show more

Roget 17: be similar etc. adj.; look like, resemble, bear resemblance; smack of, savor of, approximate; parallel, match, rhyme with; take after; imitate ... show more

Dutch: voorkeur geven, voortrekken

2 favor

Consider as the favorite:
— The local team was favored.

synonym: favour.

Dutch: sieren

3 favor

Treat gently or carefully.

synonym: favour.

4 favor

Bestow a privilege upon.

synonyms: favour, privilege.

Roget 760: permit; give permission etc. n., give power; let, allow, admit; suffer, bear with, tolerate, recognize; concede etc. ... show more

Dutch: begunstigen, favoriseren, zegenen


adjective

Roget 873: distinguished, distingue [Fr.], noted; of note etc. n.; honored etc. v.; popular; fashionable etc. 852.    ... show more

Moby thesaurus: OK, abet, abetment, accept, acceptance, accommodate, accomplishment, accord respect to, account, acculturate, acknowledgment, act of courtesy, act of grace, act of kindness, adherence, admiration, admire, adopt, adoration, adore ... show more.

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