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fa·vour

 (fā′vər)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of favor.

favour

(ˈfeɪvə) or

favor

n
1. an approving attitude; good will
2. an act performed out of good will, generosity, or mercy
3. prejudice and partiality; favouritism
4. a condition of being regarded with approval or good will (esp in the phrases in favour, out of favour)
5. archaic leave; permission
6. a token of love, goodwill, etc
7. a small gift or toy given to a guest at a party
8. (Historical Terms) history a badge or ribbon worn or given to indicate loyalty, often bestowed on a knight by a lady
9. obsolete chiefly Brit a communication, esp a business letter
10. archaic appearance
11. find favour with to be approved of by someone
12. approving
13. to the benefit of
14. (Banking & Finance) (of a cheque, etc) made out to
15. in order to show preference for: I rejected him in favour of George.
vb (tr)
16. to regard with especial kindness or approval
17. to treat with partiality or favouritism
18. to support; advocate
19. to perform a favour for; oblige
20. to help; facilitate
21. informal to resemble: he favours his father.
22. to wear habitually: she favours red.
23. to treat gingerly or with tenderness; spare: a footballer favouring an injured leg.
[C14: from Latin, from favēre to protect]
ˈfavourer, ˈfavorer n
ˈfavouringly, favoringly adv

fa•vour

(ˈfeɪ vər)

n., v.t.
Chiefly Brit. favor.

favour


Past participle: favoured
Gerund: favouring

Imperative
favour
favour
Present
I favour
you favour
he/she/it favours
we favour
you favour
they favour
Preterite
I favoured
you favoured
he/she/it favoured
we favoured
you favoured
they favoured
Present Continuous
I am favouring
you are favouring
he/she/it is favouring
we are favouring
you are favouring
they are favouring
Present Perfect
I have favoured
you have favoured
he/she/it has favoured
we have favoured
you have favoured
they have favoured
Past Continuous
I was favouring
you were favouring
he/she/it was favouring
we were favouring
you were favouring
they were favouring
Past Perfect
I had favoured
you had favoured
he/she/it had favoured
we had favoured
you had favoured
they had favoured
Future
I will favour
you will favour
he/she/it will favour
we will favour
you will favour
they will favour
Future Perfect
I will have favoured
you will have favoured
he/she/it will have favoured
we will have favoured
you will have favoured
they will have favoured
Future Continuous
I will be favouring
you will be favouring
he/she/it will be favouring
we will be favouring
you will be favouring
they will be favouring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been favouring
you have been favouring
he/she/it has been favouring
we have been favouring
you have been favouring
they have been favouring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been favouring
you will have been favouring
he/she/it will have been favouring
we will have been favouring
you will have been favouring
they will have been favouring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been favouring
you had been favouring
he/she/it had been favouring
we had been favouring
you had been favouring
they had been favouring
Conditional
I would favour
you would favour
he/she/it would favour
we would favour
you would favour
they would favour
Past Conditional
I would have favoured
you would have favoured
he/she/it would have favoured
we would have favoured
you would have favoured
they would have favoured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.favour - a feeling of favorable regard
approval - a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"
2.favour - an inclination to approve; "that style is in favor this season"
inclination, tendency, disposition - an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"
3.favour - an advantage to the benefit of someone or something; "the outcome was in his favor"
advantage, vantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"
4.favour - souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a partyfavour - souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
cracker bonbon, snapper, cracker - a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends
keepsake, souvenir, relic, token - something of sentimental value
5.favour - an act of gracious kindnessfavour - an act of gracious kindness    
benignity, kindness - a kind act
good turn, turn - a favor for someone; "he did me a good turn"
Verb1.favour - treat gently or carefully
spare, save - refrain from harming
2.favour - bestow a privilege upon
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
3.favour - promote over another; "he favors his second daughter"
elevate, kick upstairs, promote, upgrade, advance, raise - give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"
advantage - give an advantage to; "This system advantages the rich"
4.favour - consider as the favorite; "The local team was favored"
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

favour

noun
2. favouritism, preference, bias, nepotism, preferential treatment, partisanship, jobs for the boys (informal), partiality, one-sidedness employers to show favour to women and racial minorities
3. support, backing, aid, championship, promotion, assistance, patronage, espousal, good opinion He wanted to win the favour of the voters.
4. good turn, service, benefit, courtesy, kindness, indulgence, boon, good deed, kind act, obligement (Scot. or archaic) I've come to ask for a favour.
good turn wrong, injury, harm, disservice
5. memento, present, gift, token, souvenir, keepsake, love-token place cards and wedding favours
verb
1. prefer, opt for, like better, incline towards, choose, pick, desire, select, elect, adopt, go for, fancy, single out, plump for, be partial to She favours community activism over legislation.
prefer dislike, object to, disapprove, disdain
2. indulge, reward, spoil, esteem, side with, pamper, befriend, be partial to, smile upon, pull strings for (informal), have in your good books, treat with partiality, value There was good reason for favouring him.
3. support, like, back, choose, champion, encourage, approve, fancy, advocate, opt for, subscribe to, commend, stand up for, espouse, be in favour of, countenance, patronize He favours greater protection of the environment.
support oppose, thwart
4. help, benefit, aid, advance, promote, assist, accommodate, facilitate, abet, succour, do a kindness to Circumstances favoured them.
5. oblige, please, honour, accommodate, benefit The beautiful girls would favour me with a look.
in favour of for, backing, supporting, behind, pro, all for (informal), on the side of, right behind They were in favour of the decision.
Quotations
"One good turn deserves another" [John Fletcher & Philip Massinger The Little French Lawyer]
Translations
تَفْضيلذو حُظْوَه لدىرِضاًعَطْف، لَطافَه، إسْتِحْسانمَعْروف
přízeňzalíbeníklonit selaskavostnáklonnost
tjenestevelviljebilligelseforetrækkegunst
suosio
usluga
kedvezéskegy
greiîihalda upp á, styîjamismunun, hyglináî, velòóknunvelvild
賛成
호의
favoritizmasmėgstamiausiasmėgstamiausias daiktasmylimiausiasmylimiausias žmogus
aizbildniecībaatbalstītbūt labi ieredzētambūt labvēlīgamlabi ieredzēt
priazeň
tjänst
ความชื่นชอบ
sự quý mến

favour

favor (US) [ˈfeɪvəʳ]
A. N
1. (= kindness) → favor m
I don't expect any favours in returnno espero que me devuelvas/devuelvan el favor
he did it as a favour (to me)(me) lo hizo como un favor
to ask a favour of sbpedir un favor a algn
to do sb a favourhacer un favor a algn
do me the favour of closing the door¿me hace el favor de cerrar la puerta?
do me a favour!¡haz el favor! (iro)
do me a favour and clear off¡haz el favor de largarte!
do yourself a favour and get a haircutsi te cortas el pelo te harás un favor
those suits you wear do you no favoursesos trajes que te pones no te favorecen nada
2. (= approval)
to curry favour with sbtratar de ganar el favor de algn
to fall from favour [person] → caer en desgracia; [product, style] → perder aceptación
to find favour with sb [person] → ganarse la aceptación de algn; [suggestion, product, style] → tener buena acogida por parte de algn, ser bien acogido por algn
to gain favour with sbganarse la aceptación de algn
to be in favour with sb [person] → gozar del favor de algn; [product, style] → gozar de la aceptación de algn
to lose favourperder aceptación
he's currently out of favour with the prime ministeractualmente no goza del favor del primer ministro
British companies are clearly out of favourse ve claramente que las compañías británicas no tienen aceptación
to fall out of favour [person] → caer en desgracia; [product, style] → perder aceptación
to win sb's favourganarse la aceptación de algn
his proposals were not looked upon with favoursus propuestas no fueron consideradas favorablemente
3. (= support, advantage) → favor m
to be in favour of (doing) sthestar a favor de (hacer) algo, ser partidario de (hacer) algo
he is in favour of the death penaltyestá a favor de or es partidario de la pena de muerte
I am in favour of selling the housesoy partidario de or estoy a favor de vender la casa
the result of the vote was 111 in favour and 25 againstel resultado de la votación fue 111 votos a favor y 25 en contra
the traffic lights are in our favourlos semáforos están a favor nuestro
it's in our favour to act nownos beneficia actuar ahora
a cheque made out in favour ofun cheque extendido a nombre de
the court found in their favourel tribunal falló a or en su favor
"balance in your favour"saldo m a su favor
that's a point in his favoures un punto a su favor
4. (= favouritism) → favoritismo m
to show favour to sbfavorecer a algn, tratar a algn con favoritismo
5. your favour of the 5th inst (o.f.) (Comm) → su atenta del 5 del corriente
6. (Hist) (= token) → prenda f, favor (o.f.) m
7. favours (euph) (sexual) → favores mpl
B. VT
1. (= support) [+ idea, scheme, view] → estar a favor de, ser partidario de
he favours higher taxesestá a favor de or es partidario de impuestos más elevados
2. (= be beneficial to) → favorecer
the scholarship programme favours boysel programa de becas favorece a los chicos
circumstances that favour this schemecircunstancias fpl que favorecen este plan, circunstancias fpl propicias para este plan
3. (= prefer, like) → preferir
they favour British-made carsprefieren los coches de fabricación británica
4. (= treat with favouritism) → tratar con favoritismo
5. (frm) (= honour) to favour sb with sthhonrar a algn con algo
he eventually favoured us with a visit (hum) → por fin nos honró con su visita, por fin se dignó a visitarnos
6. (= resemble) → parecerse a, salir a
he favours his fatherse parece a su padre, sale a su padre
7. (= protect) [+ injured limb] → tener cuidado con
8. (Sport) he is favoured to wines el favorito para ganar

favour

[ˈfeɪvər] (British) favor (US)
n
(= help, good turn) → service m
to do sb a favour → rendre un service à qn
Could you do me a favour? → Tu peux me rendre service?
to ask a favour of sb → demander un service à qn
as a favour to sb → pour rendre service à qn
As a favour, I offered to pick his kids up from school → Je lui ai proposé d'aller chercher ses enfants à l'école pour lui rendre service.
(= approval) to look on sth with favour → approuver qch
to look on sb with favour → percevoir qn favorablement
to find favour with sb → trouver grâce aux yeux de qn
to win sb's favour → s'attirer les bonnes grâces de qn
to be in favour (= be approved of) → être bien vu(e)
to be out of favour (= be disapproved of) → ne pas être bien vu(e)
(indicating agreement) to be in favour of sth [person] → être pour qch
I'm in favour of nuclear disarmament → Je suis pour le désarmement nucléaire.
The ballot was in favour of industrial action → Le scrutin était en faveur de l'action industrielle., Le scrutin était pour l'action industrielle.
He was not in favour of the plan → Il était opposé au plan.
31% of people are in favour of joining the euro → 31% des gens sont pour l'adoption de l'euro.
to be in favour of doing sth
France was in favour of giving direct financial aid to the Soviet Union → La France était pour une aide financière directe à l'Union soviétique., La France était en faveur d'une aide financière directe à l'Union soviétique.
I'm in favour of staying at home this evening → Je suis d'avis de rester à la maison ce soir.
all those in favour, ... → que tous ceux qui sont pour ...
All those in favour, please raise your hand → Que tous ceux qui sont pour lèvent la main.
to vote in favour of sth → voter pour qch
(indicating preference) in favour of → en faveur de
The policy was rejected in favour of a more cautious approach → Cette mesure a été rejetée en faveur d'une approche plus modérée.
(LAW) to rule in sb's favour → donner gain de cause à qn
vt
(= be in favour of) [+ plan, proposition] → être en faveur de; [+ point of view, opinion] → préférer
to favour doing sth → préférer faire qch
(= show partiality towards) [+ person, pupil] → favoriser
(= tip to win) [person] [+ team, horse] → donner gagnant
(= be beneficial to) [circumstances, weather] → avantager
fortune favours the brave (proverb)la fortune sourit aux audacieux

favour

, (US) favor
n
no pl (= goodwill)Gunst f, → Wohlwollen nt; to win/lose somebody’s favourjds Gunst (acc)erlangen (geh)/verscherzen; to find favour with somebodybei jdm Anklang finden; to look with favour on somethingeiner Sache (dat)wohlwollend gegenüberstehen; to be in favour with somebodybei jdm gut angeschrieben sein; (fashion, pop star, writer etc)bei jdm beliebt sein, bei jdm gut ankommen; to be/fall out of favourin Ungnade (gefallen) sein/fallen; (fashion, pop star, writer etc)nicht mehr ankommen or beliebt sein (with bei)
to be in favour of somethingfür etw sein; to be in favour of doing somethingdafür sein, etw zu tun; a point in his favourein Punkt zu seinen Gunsten, ein Punkt, der für ihn spricht; the judge ruled in his favourder Richter entschied zu seinen Gunsten; he’s got everything in his favoures spricht alles für ihn; circumstances were all working in her favourdie Umstände waren alle günstig für sie; all those in favour raise their handsalle, die dafür sind, Hand hoch; he rejected socialism in favour of the market economyer lehnte den Sozialismus ab und bevorzugte statt dessen die Marktwirtschaft ? balance N f
(= partiality)Vergünstigung f; to show favour to somebodyjdn bevorzugen
(= act of kindness)Gefallen m, → Gefälligkeit f; to ask a favour of somebodyjdn um einen Gefallen bitten; to do somebody a favourjdm einen Gefallen tun; do me a favour! (inf)sei so gut!; would you do me the favour of returning my library books?wären Sie bitte so freundlich und würden meine Bücher in die Bücherei zurückbringen?; do me the favour of shutting up! (inf)tu mir einen Gefallen und halt den Mund!; as a favouraus Gefälligkeit; as a favour to himihm zuliebe; to sell sexual favours (old, hum)Liebesgünste verkaufen (old, hum)
(old, = ribbon etc) → Schleife f
(on wedding cake) → Verzierung f, → (Kuchen)dekoration f; (to take home) Tüllbeutel mit Zuckermandeln
vt
idea (= be in favour of)für gut halten; (= prefer)bevorzugen; I favour the second proposalich bin für den zweiten Vorschlag
(= show preference)bevorzugen; (king etc)begünstigen
(= oblige, honour)beehren (form); to favour somebody with a smilejdm gütigerweise ein Lächeln gewähren (geh)
(= be favourable for)begünstigen
(US: = resemble) → ähneln (+dat)

favour

favor (Am) [ˈfeɪvəʳ]
1. n
a. (kindness) → favore m
to do sb a favour → fare un favore or una cortesia a qn
to ask a favour of sb → chiedere un favore a qn
as a favour to me → per farmi un favore
do me a favour and close the window → fammi un favore, chiudi la finestra
b. (approval) → favore m
to be in favour (with sb) (person) → essere nelle grazie di qn (idea) → essere ben visto/a (da qn)
to be out of favour (person) → essere in disgrazia (idea, practice) → essere mal visto/a
to find favour with sb (subj, person) → entrare nelle buone grazie di qn (suggestion) → avere l'approvazione di qn
to gain sb's favour or gain favour with sb → guadagnarsi la stima di qn
c. (support, advantage) → favore m
to be in favour of sth/of doing sth → essere favorevole a qc/a fare qc
that's a point in his favour → è un punto a suo favore
to decide in favour of sb/sth → decidere in favore di qn/qc
to decide in favour of doing sth → decidere di fare qc
to show favour to sb → mostrarsi parziale verso qn, favorire qn
2. vt (approve, idea, scheme, approach) → essere a favore di; (prefer, person, party, proposition) → preferire, essere favorevole a; (pupil) → favorire; (team) → essere per
he eventually favoured us with a visit → finalmente ci ha fatto l'onore di una visita

favour

(American) favor (ˈfeivə) noun
1. a kind action. Will you do me a favour and lend me your car?
2. kindness or approval. She looked on him with great favour.
3. preference or too much kindness. By doing that he showed favour to the other side.
4. a state of being approved of. He was very much in favour with the Prime Minister.
verb
to support or show preference for. Which side do you favour?
ˈfavourable adjective , (American) favorable
1. showing approval. Was her reaction favourable or unfavourable?
2. helpful or advantageous. a favourable wind.
ˈfavourably , (American) favorably adverb
ˈfavourite (-rit) , (American) favorite adjective
best-liked; preferred. his favourite city.
noun
a person or thing that one likes best. Of all her paintings that is my favourite.
ˈfavouritism (-ri-) , (American) favoritism noun
preferring or supporting one person etc more than another. I can't be accused of favouritism – I voted for everyone!
in favour of
in support of. I am in favour of higher pay.
in one's favour
to one's benefit or advantage. The wind was in our favour.

favour, noun, ends in -our.
The adjective favourable is also spelt with -our-.

favour

رِضاً přízeň tjeneste Gefallen εύνοια favor suosio faveur usluga favore 賛成 호의 instemming tjeneste przysługa favor благосклонность tjänst ความชื่นชอบ yardım sự quý mến 宠爱
References in classic literature ?
Guests felt that they were receiving, not conferring, a favour when they stayed at her house.
Unbending the rigid folds of the parchment cover, I found it to be a commission, under the hand and seal of Governor Shirley, in favour of one Jonathan Pine, as Surveyor of His Majesty's Customs for the Port of Salem, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
Dashwood had been informed by her husband of the solemn promise on the part of his son in their favour, which gave comfort to his last earthly reflections.
It was plain, however, that frequent publication must finally wear out the public favour, unless some mode could be devised to give an appearance of novelty to subsequent productions.
This diversion is only practised by those persons who are candidates for great employments, and high favour at court.
One day, when the grand-vizir was talking to his eldest daughter, who was his delight and pride, Scheherazade said to him, "Father, I have a favour to ask of you.
Seeing this, Don Quixote raised his eyes to heaven, and fixing his thoughts, apparently, upon his lady Dulcinea, exclaimed, "Aid me, lady mine, in this the first encounter that presents itself to this breast which thou holdest in subjection; let not thy favour and protection fail me in this first jeopardy;" and, with these words and others to the same purpose, dropping his buckler he lifted his lance with both hands and with it smote such a blow on the carrier's head that he stretched him on the ground, so stunned that had he followed it up with a second there would have been no need of a surgeon to cure him.
These methods are when, either by some wicked or nefarious ways, one ascends to the principality, or when by the favour of his fellow-citizens a private person becomes the prince of his country.
Thus much for my general intention in favour of matrimony; it remains to be told why my views were directed towards Longbourn instead of my own neighbourhood, where I can assure you there are many amiable young women.
It was spared that cruel favour, for which no brave heart had ever prayed.
I must take leave to observe, Sir Walter," said Mr Shepherd one morning at Kellynch Hall, as he laid down the newspaper, "that the present juncture is much in our favour.
My dear Mother,--I am very glad to find that my description of Frederica Vernon has interested you, for I do believe her truly deserving of your regard; and when I have communicated a notion which has recently struck me, your kind impressions in her favour will, I am sure, be heightened.