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

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Examples of favored in a Sentence

She enjoys a favored position in the company. The team is heavily favored to win the championship.
Recent Examples on the Web Texturism is the idea that looser curl patterns are more desirable and favored, while discrimination, dislike, and even hatred lingers towards those with kinkier curl patterns. Essence, 1 June 2021 But this Tuesday, one of Staley’s favored strategies — the face-to-face meeting — will at last be available once more. Alan Blinder, New York Times, 30 May 2021 Walsh sometimes ordered shortcuts for favored applicants, current and former staff said. BostonGlobe.com, 21 May 2021 The original plaza, with its acres of granite, was built at a time when monumental building projects were more favored than people-friendly spaces. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 25 Mar. 2021 New Jersey is the only other state with a governor’s race this year, and Democrats are so heavily favored there that that contest is not considered competitive. Washington Post, 11 May 2021 In Windsor, about 12 miles south of Quechee, there’s an eagle’s nest in Paradise Park, which includes Lake Runnemeade and is a short distance from the Connecticut River, another favored spot for eagles. BostonGlobe.com, 10 May 2021 Among the surprises in the exhibit is another picture dated earlier than Neumann’s favored period. Willard Spiegelman, WSJ, 1 May 2021 Therefore, the Nuggets have strongly touted Jokić as the most favored NBA regular-season MVP candidate. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2021

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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 18 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of favored

: given special advantages over others : preferred over others
: considered most likely to win


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