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favornoun, verb [T]

/ˈfeɪ.vər/  us /ˈfeɪ.vɚ/
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 city council voted in favor of (= in support of) the proposed housing 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 small present given to guests at a party: party favors

favorverb [T]

(Cdn Br favour)  us   /ˈfeɪ·vər/
to support or prefer one particular possibility: Democrats favored a temporary increase in the state sales tax.
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