Translation of "favour" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


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

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

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。
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. 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.


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

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

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。

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

wedding favours 婚禮禮品
verb [ T ] UK US favor uk /ˈfeɪ.vər/ us /ˈfeɪ.vɚ/

to support or prefer one particular possibility

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

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。
favoured adjective US favored uk /ˈfeɪ.vəd/ us /ˈfeɪ.vɚd/

Phrasal verb(s)

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