Translation of "favour" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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favournoun

UK US favor uk /ˈfeɪ.vər/ us /ˈfeɪ.vɚ/

favour noun (SUPPORT)

B2 [ U ] the support or approval of something or someone

支持;贊同
These plans are unlikely to find favour unless the cost is reduced. 這些計劃除非縮減費用,否則不大可能得到支持。
The Council voted in favour of a £200 million housing development. 政務委員會投票贊成耗資兩億英鎊的新建住宅區計劃。
She is out of favour (= unpopular) with her colleagues. 她在同事當中人緣不好。
Her economic theories are in favour (= popular) with the current government. 她的經濟理論獲得現任政府的贊同。
He sent her presents in an attempt to win her favour. 他向她贈送禮物,企圖博得她的好感。
in your favour

C1 When something is in your favour, it gives you an advantage.

有利於(某人),有助於(某人)
This candidate has a lot in her favour, especially her experience of teaching. 這位求職者有很多優勢,尤其是她執教的經驗。
find in sb's favour

If a judge finds in someone's favour, he or she says that that person is not guilty.

判決(某人)無罪

More examples

  • The majority of people in the province are in favour of devolution.
  • He claimed that he had been pushed aside in favour of a younger person.
  • The system of benefits is weighted in favour of those who have children.
  • Delegates have voted in favour of the motion.
  • 54% of voters were in favour, 30% against, and the rest were undecided.

favour noun (KIND ACT)

B1 [ C ] a kind action that you do for someone

幫助;好事;恩惠
She called to ask me a favour. 她打電話來請我幫個忙。
Could you do me a favour - would you feed my cat this weekend? 你能幫我個忙——這週末幫我餵貓嗎?

[ C usually plural ] an advantage that you give to someone, such as money or a good job, especially when this is unfair

特別照顧,優惠;偏袒
Several politicians were accused of dispensing favours to people who voted for them. 幾名政客被指責向投票支援他們的人提供好處。

More examples

  • He never even thanked me, so that's the last time I do him a favour.
  • Can I ask you a favour?
  • Could you do me a favour and pass these sandwiches round?
  • The reason (that) I'm calling is to ask a favour.
  • It is illegal for public officials to solicit gifts or money in exchange for favours.

favour noun (PRESENT)

[ C usually plural ] a small present that you give to every guest at a wedding, party, etc.

(在婚禮、聚會上派發的)小禮物
wedding favours 婚禮禮品

favourverb [ T ]

UK US favor uk /ˈfeɪ.vər/ us /ˈfeɪ.vɚ/

to support or prefer one particular possibility

贊同;較喜歡
These are the running shoes favoured by marathon runners. 這些是馬拉松選手喜愛的跑鞋。
In the survey, a majority of people favoured higher taxes and better public services over (= rather than) tax cuts. 調查顯示,大多數人贊同提高賦稅並改善公共服務事業,不贊成削減賦稅。
[ + -ing verb ] I generally favour travelling by night, when the roads are quiet. 我一般喜歡夜裡趕路,那時候路上比較清靜。

to give an advantage to someone or something, in an unfair way

優惠;偏袒;特別照顧
A strong wind will favour the bigger boats. 強風對大船有利。
She always felt that her parents favoured her brother. 她總覺得父母偏愛弟弟。

More examples

  • The president is predisposed towards negotiation and favours a peaceful way of resolving the crisis.
  • Jones favours a dynamic, hands-on style of management.
  • They favour the self-regulation of the industry, and strict codes of conduct have already been issued by the Advertising Association.
  • The committee favours the cheapest option.
  • Which of the proposals do you favour?

Phrasal verb(s)

(Translation of “favour” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)