favor


favor
favor n boon, largess, *gift, present, gratuity
Analogous words: token, *pledge, earnest: concession, *allowance: *honor, homage, deference: benefaction, *donation, contribution
favor vb
1 Favor, countenance, encourage are comparable when they mean to give the support of one's approval to.
Favor may be used in reference to a well-disposed inclination, an expressed preference, or active support or sometimes to a circumstance or agency conducive to a result
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a number of wealthy and influential Newport folk favored dramatic performances, although a majority of their fellow citizens continued to condemn them— Amer. Guide Series: R. I.

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in general the marshmen favor a broad, roomy canoe— The siger

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we had been favored by tail winds and would put down at Idlewild— Cerf

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the summer weather at Maudheim favored the formation of this type of snow— Schytt

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Countenance may indicate mere toleration; more often it implies a positive favoring
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really fail to see why you should countenance immorality just to please your father— Kaye-Smith

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her popularity had been retrieved, grievances against her silenced, her past countenanced, and her present irradiated by the family approval— Wharton

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several of them appeared at the bar to countenance him when he was tried at the Horsham assizesMacaulay

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Encourage carries the notion of heartening stimulation, inciting or inducing especially by expressions of approval, confidence, liking, or comfort
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openly encouraged from Germany and Italy, fascist organizations, although from time to time banned, carried on insidious and demoralizing propaganda— Ogg & Zink

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encouraged her in her ambition to be an actress— Current Biog.

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Analogous words: *approve, endorse: *support, uphold, back
Antonyms: disapprove
Contrasted words: *decry, depreciate, disparage
2 accommodate, Cblige
Analogous words: *help, aid, assist: "indulge, pamper, humor: *benefit, profit
Contrasted words: foil, thwart, baffle, circumvent, "frustrate: *inconvenience, incommode, discommode

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  • favor — fa vor (f[=a] v[ e]r), n. [Written also favour.] [OF. favor, F. faveur, L. favor, fr. favere to be favorable, cf. Skr. bh[=a]vaya to further, foster, causative of bh[=u] to become, be. Cf. {Be}. In the phrase to curry favor, favor is prob. for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favor — 1. a favor. Esta locución tiene tres significados diferentes: a) ‘En beneficio o provecho de alguien’. Con este sentido va siempre seguida de un complemento introducido por de (a veces suplido por un posesivo), que expresa la persona que resulta… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • favor — sustantivo masculino 1. Beneficio o ayuda que se da o se recibe: Te quiero pedir dos favores. Prefiero que no me hagan favores. Ese favor tan grande no te lo podré pagar en la vida. 2. (no contable) Confianza o apoyo recibido de una persona:… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • favor — (Del lat. favor, ōris). 1. m. Ayuda, socorro que se concede a alguien. 2. Honra, beneficio, gracia. 3. privanza. 4. Expresión de agrado que suelen hacer las damas. 5. Cinta, flor u otra cosa semejante dada por una dama a un caballero, y que en… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • favor — [fā′vər] n. [ME favour < OFr < L favor < favere, to favor < IE base * ghow , to perceive > OE ( ofer) gumian, to neglect, Czech hověti, to take precautions (with), spare] 1. friendly or kind regard; good will; approval; liking 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • favor — favor, estar como para hacerle un fa expr. estar sexualmente atractivo. ❙ «No le arriendo la ganancia al pobre chaval. Si la tía no está para algo es para hacerle un favor.» C. Pérez Merinero, Días de guardar. ❙ «La del medio está para hacerle un …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • favor — fa·vor n 1: bias 2: benefit in favor of: to the benefit of a judgment in favor of the defendant in one s favor: to one s benefit …   Law dictionary

  • favor — [n] approval, good opinion; help accommodation, account, admiration, aid, approbation, assistance, backing, benediction, benefit, benevolence, benignity, bias, blessing, boon, championship, compliment, consideration, cooperation, courtesy,… …   New thesaurus

  • Favor — Fa vor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Favored} (f[=a] v[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Favoring}.] [Written also favour.] [Cf. OF. favorer, favorir. See {Favor}, n.] 1. To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favor — FAVÓR s.n. v. favoare. Trimis de RACAI, 18.04.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  FAVÓR s.n. v. favoare. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român


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