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English definition of “favour”

favour

verb [T] UK (US favor)     /ˈfeɪ.vər/ US  /-vɚ/
to support or prefer one particular possibility: These are the running shoes favoured by marathon runners. In the survey, a majority of people favoured higher taxes and better public services over (= rather than) tax cuts. [+ -ing verb] I generally favour travelling by night, when the roads are quiet.Liking moreBacking, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting to give an advantage to someone or something, in an unfair way: A strong wind will favour the bigger boats. She always felt that her parents favoured her brother.Unfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness favoured (US favored)     /-vəd/ US  /-vɚd/ adjective
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