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favornoun, verb [T]

US spelling of favour
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(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 ​proposedhousing development.

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.
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