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English definition of “favor”

favor

noun (Cdn Br favour)  /ˈfeɪ·vər/ us  

favor noun (SUPPORT)

[U] approval or support of someone or something: In applying for this job, Tiffany has a lot in her favor (= to her advantage). The city council voted in favor of (= in support of) the proposed housing development.

favor noun (HELPFUL ACT)

[C] something you do to help someone, often after being asked to: Will you do me a favor and turn the oven on at four o’clock?

favor noun (PRESENT)

[C] a small present given to guests at a party: party favors

favor

verb [T] (Cdn Br favour)  /ˈfeɪ·vər/ us  
to support or prefer one particular possibility: Democrats favored a temporary increase in the state sales tax.
(Definition of favor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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