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English noun: favor

1. favor (act) an act of gracious kindness


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.


Broader (hypernym)advantage, vantage

3. favor (cognition) an inclination to approve

SamplesThat style is in favor this season.


Broader (hypernym)disposition, inclination, tendency

4. favor (feeling) a feeling of favorable regard


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.


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


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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