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favornoun, verb [T]

US spelling of favour
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favornoun

(Cdn Br favour)  us   /ˈfeɪ·vər/
  • favor noun (SUPPORT)

[U] approval or ​support of someone or something: In ​applying for this ​job, Tiffany has a lot in her favor (= to her ​advantage). The ​citycouncilvoted in favor of (= in ​support of) the ​proposedhousingdevelopment.
  • favor noun (HELPFUL ACT)

[C] something you do to ​help someone, often after being ​asked to: Will you do me a favor and ​turn the ​oven on at four o’clock?
  • favor noun (PRESENT)

[C] a ​smallpresent given to ​guests at a ​party: party favors

favorverb [T]

(Cdn Br favour)  us   /ˈfeɪ·vər/
to ​support or ​prefer one ​particularpossibility: Democrats favored a ​temporaryincrease in the ​statesalestax.
(Definition of favor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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