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English noun: favour

1. favour (feeling) a feeling of favorable regard


Broader (hypernym)approval

2. favour (cognition) an inclination to approve

SamplesThat style is in favor this season.


Broader (hypernym)disposition, inclination, tendency

3. favour (attribute) an advantage to the benefit of someone or something

SamplesThe outcome was in his favor.


Broader (hypernym)advantage, vantage

4. favour (artifact) souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party

Synonymsfavor, party favor, party favour

Broader (hypernym)keepsake, relic, souvenir, token

Narrower (hyponym)cracker, cracker bonbon, snapper

5. favour (act) an act of gracious kindness


Broader (hypernym)benignity, kindness

Narrower (hyponym)good turn, turn

English verb: favour

1. favour (social) treat gently or carefully


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

Broader (hypernym)save, spare

2. favour (social) bestow a privilege upon

ExamplesThey favour him to write the letter

Synonymsfavor, privilege

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit

3. favour (social) promote over another

SamplesHe favors his second daughter.

ExamplesSam cannot favour Sue , The chefs favour the vegetables

Synonymsfavor, prefer

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

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

Narrower (hyponym)advantage

4. favour (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

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