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favor

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of favor

  1. 1 to do a service or favor for <although she was at the party as a guest, the singer favored us with a song> Synonyms accommodate, obligeRelated Words humor, indulge; coddle, mollycoddle, pamper; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate; delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; abet, aid, assist, help, support; attend, care (for), comfort, minister (to), relieve, succorNear Antonyms bother, discommode, disturb, incommode, inconvenience, trouble; burden, encumber, saddle, weigh; desert, disappoint, fail, let down; constrain, hamper, hamstring, hinder, hobble, hold back, impede, obstruct, restrain; frustrate, oppose, sabotage, thwartAntonyms disoblige

  2. 2 to have a favorable opinion of <if this measure will reduce our property taxes, then I favor it> Synonyms accept, care (for), countenance, approve, OK (or okay), subscribe (to)Related Words acclaim, applaud, laud, praise, salute; back (up), concur (in), stand by, support, sustain, uphold; bear, endure, tolerate; assent (to), consent (to); commend, recommend; enjoy, likeNear Antonyms blacklist, censure, condemn, criticize, damn, denounce, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, reprehend, reprobate; dislike, mind; detest, hate, loathe; dissent (from), object (to), opposeAntonyms disapprove (of), discountenance, disfavor, frown (on or upon)

  3. 3 to show partiality toward <older moviegoers tend to favor films that have certain extras—like a plot and developed characters> Synonyms care (for), prefer, lean (toward or towards), likeRelated Words adore, cotton (to), delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), relish, revel (in); choose, cull, handpick, name, pick, select, single (out), take; covet, crave, desire, hanker (for or after), want, wish (for); bias, prejudice; incline (toward), tend (to); admire, appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, valueNear Antonyms disfavor, dislike, mislike; abhor, abominate, detest, hate, loathe; decline, refuse, reject, turn down; discard, jettison, throw away, throw out

  4. 4 to furnish freely or naturally with some power, quality, or attribute <favored with good looks> Synonyms bless, endue (or indue), endow, gift, investRelated Words equip, provide, supply; bestow (on or upon), clothe, confer (on), cover; accord, award, grant; empower, enable, enhance, enrich, heighten; bequeath, willNear Antonyms dispossess, divest, strip; deplete, drain, exhaust; skimp, stint




favor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of favor

  1. 1 an act of kind assistance <a good and generous friend who is always doing favors for others> Synonyms benevolence, boon, courtesy, grace, indulgence, kindness, mercy, service, turn Related Words dispensation, waiver; advantage, benefit, blessing, godsend, manna; liberty, license (or licence), privilege Near Antonyms hindrance, hurdle, impediment, interference, obstacle

  2. 2 a feeling of great approval and liking <entertainers often learn that the favor of the public can be fickle indeed> Synonyms account, appreciation, esteem, estimation, admiration, regard, respectRelated Words appetite, fancy, fondness, like, love, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use; acclamation, adoration, adulation, approbation, deference, hero worship, homage, honor, idolatry, infatuation, lionization, praise, props [slang], reverence, veneration, worship; delight, enjoyment; amazement, awe, wonder, wonderment; enthusiasm, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; affection, attachment, devotion, passionNear Antonyms condemnation, disapproval, disdain, opprobrium, scorn; disappointment, discontent, disenchantment, disgruntlement, disillusionment, displeasure, indignation, unhappiness; aversion, contempt, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disregard, distaste; hate, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abomination, antipathy, detestation; deprecation, displeasure, dissatisfactionAntonyms disfavor

  3. 3 an acceptance of something as satisfactory <over the years that kind of movie fell out of favor with the mass audience> Synonyms approbation, blessing, approval, imprimatur, OK (or okay)Related Words backing, cachet, endorsement (also indorsement), finalization, formalization, homologation, nod, ratification, rubber stamp, sanction, support, thumbs-up, vote; benediction, goodwill; acceptation, accession, agreement, assent, concurrence, consent; countenance, liking, satisfactionNear Antonyms refusal, rejection, repudiation; dislike, dissatisfaction; censure, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, deprecation, depreciation, disparagement, opprobrium, reprehension, reproach, reprobationAntonyms disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor

  4. 4 an attitude that always favors one way of feeling or acting especially without considering any other possibilities <although his own son is on the hockey team that he coaches, Mr. Watkins conscientiously avoids any show of favor> Synonyms bias, nonobjectivity, one-sidedness, partiality, parti pris, partisanship, ply, prejudice, tendentiousnessRelated Words chauvinism, cronyism, favoritism, nepotism; self-opinionatedness, self-partiality; bent, inclination, leaning, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; preconception, prejudgment, prepossessionNear Antonyms calm, detachment, dispassion, indifference; aversion, dislike, distaste, hate, scunnerAntonyms impartiality, neutrality, objectivity, open-mindedness, unbiasedness

  5. 5 positive regard for something <was willing to do just about anything to keep the boss's favor> Synonyms appetite, fancy, liking, fondness, like, love, love affair, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, useRelated Words craving, desire, hankering, longing, thirst, yen; enthusiasm, gusto, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; bent, inclination, leaning, propensity, tendency; tooth; palate; weaknessNear Antonyms apathy, disinclination; indifference, unconcernAntonyms aversion, disfavor, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, loathing, mislike

  6. 6 the state of enjoying widespread approval <after that rock band fell out of favor—almost overnight—the stores couldn't give their CDs away> Synonyms fashionability, fashionableness, popularity, hotness, modishness, vogue, voguishnessRelated Words craze, fad, mode, rage, style, trend; bandwagon, boom; fame, notoriety, prominence, renown; enthusiasm, fervor, passionNear Antonyms oblivion, obscurityAntonyms disfavor, unpopularity





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