favour noun (SUPPORT)
in your favour
find in sb's favour
- 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)
She called to ask me a favour. 她打電話來請我幫個忙。
- 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)
favourverb [ T ]UK US favor uk /ˈfeɪ.vər/ us /ˈfeɪ.vɚ/
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。
- 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?