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favour

noun (SUPPORT) UK (US favor)     /ˈfeɪ.vər/ US  /-vɚ/
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.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting 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.Useful or advantageous find in sb's favour If a judge finds in someone's favour, they say that they are not guilty.Judges and juries
(Definition of favour noun (SUPPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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