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favornoun, verb [ T ]

/ˈfeɪ.vər/ /ˈfeɪ.vɚ/

US spelling of favour

(Definition of “favor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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.

(Definition of “favor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)