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favournoun

UK US favor uk   /ˈfeɪ.vər/ us   /ˈfeɪ.vɚ/
  • favour noun (SUPPORT)

B2 [U] the support or approval of something or someone: These plans are unlikely to find favour unless the cost is reduced. The Council voted in favour of a £200 million housing development. She is out of favour (= unpopular) with her colleagues. Her economic theories are in favour (= popular) with the current government. He sent her presents in an attempt to win her favour.
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.
find in sb's favour
If a judge finds in someone's favour, he or she says that that person is not guilty.

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  • favour noun (KIND ACT)

B1 [C] a kind action that you do for someone: She called to ask me a favour. Could you do me a favour - would you feed my cat this weekend?
[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.

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favourverb [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. In the survey, a majority of people favoured higher taxes and better public services over (= rather than) tax cuts. [+ -ing verb] I generally favour travelling by night, when the roads are quiet.
to give an advantage to someone or something, in an unfair way: A strong wind will favour the bigger boats. She always felt that her parents favoured her brother.

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favoured
adjective US favored uk   /ˈfeɪ.vəd/ us   /ˈfeɪ.vɚd/
Phrasal verbs
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