Definition of favorable
- The movie received a favorable review.
- a favorable comparison
- a favorable reply
- a favorable impression
- a favorable wind
- a favorable demonstration of a new invention
The new play got many favorable reviews.
He was given a favorable recommendation.
Early test results were favorable.
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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