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favour

noun (SUPPORT) UK (US favor)     /ˈfeɪ.vər/ US  /-vɚ/
B2 [U] the support or approval of something or someone: These plans are unlikely to find favour unless the cost is reduced. The Council voted in favour of a £200 million housing development. She is out of favour (= unpopular) with her colleagues. Her economic theories are in favour (= popular) with the current government. He sent her presents in an attempt to win her favour.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting be in favour of sth/doing sth to support or approve of something: Are you in favour of a ban on smoking? I'm not in favour of hitting children. in your favour C1 When something is in your favour, it gives you an advantage: This candidate has a lot in her favour, especially her experience of teaching.Useful or advantageous find in sb's favour If a judge finds in someone's favour, he or she says that that person is not guilty.Judges and juries
(Definition of favour noun (SUPPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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