decide in favor of/for

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of decide in favor of/for

: to find (someone) not guilty in a court of law
  • The court decided in favor of/for the plaintiff.

Word by Word Definitions

decide play
  1. : to make a final choice or judgment about

  2. : to select as a course of action

  3. : to infer on the basis of evidence : conclude

favor play
  1. : friendly regard shown toward another especially by a superior

  2. : approving consideration or attention : approbation

  3. : partiality

  1. : to regard or treat with favor

  2. : to do a kindness for : oblige

  3. : endow


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