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English noun: favor

1. favor (act) an act of gracious kindness


Synonymsfavour


Broader (hypernym)benignity, kindness


Narrower (hyponym)good turn, turn

2. favor (attribute) an advantage to the benefit of someone or something


SamplesThe outcome was in his favor.


Synonymsfavour


Broader (hypernym)advantage, vantage

3. favor (cognition) an inclination to approve


SamplesThat style is in favor this season.


Synonymsfavour


Broader (hypernym)disposition, inclination, tendency

4. favor (feeling) a feeling of favorable regard


Synonymsfavour


Broader (hypernym)approval

5. favor (artifact) souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party


Synonymsfavour, party favor, party favour


Broader (hypernym)keepsake, relic, souvenir, token


Narrower (hyponym)cracker, cracker bonbon, snapper


English verb: favor

1. favor (social) promote over another


SamplesHe favors his second daughter.


ExamplesSam cannot favor Sue , The chefs favor the vegetables


Synonymsfavour, prefer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade


Narrower (hyponym)advantage

2. favor (cognition) consider as the favorite


SamplesThe local team was favored.


Synonymsfavour


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view

3. favor (social) treat gently or carefully


ExamplesSam cannot favor Sue


Synonymsfavour


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)save, spare

4. favor (social) bestow a privilege upon


ExamplesThey favor him to write the letter


Synonymsfavour, privilege


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit









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