favored

adjective
fa·​vored | \ ˈfā-vərd How to pronounce favored (audio) \

Definition of favored

1 : having an appearance or features of a particular kind hard-favored
2 : endowed with special advantages or gifts
3 : providing preferential treatment favored rates of credit

Examples of favored in a Sentence

She enjoys a favored position in the company. The team is heavily favored to win the championship.
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First Known Use of favored

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Favored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/favored. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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