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.
Recent Examples of favored from the Web
Secret discussions by small groups remain a favored method to begin work on controversial issues.
Smaller streets are white, which allows students to mark up the maps in their A-Z street atlas with their own favored shortcuts (see above).
Sberbank and VEB, Gorkov's two banks, have been critical to the Russian economy, but have also engaged in high-profile bailouts of Russian companies, including those owned by favored oligarchs.
A favored execution method of the local Nazi constabulary is decapitation using a dull blade.
Meanwhile, lagers—by far the favored type of beer in the world—are mainly turned out by megabrewers like AB InBev and Heineken.
The First Lady, who, for her husband’s final address, returned to her favored designer Jason Wu in a navy-blue dress, has the reputation of helping bring unknown designers to fame.
Favored devices include depictions of mirrors, their reflections, or paintings within paintings.
What the Kochs and their allies have created, in her view, is a private political bank capable of bestowing unlimited amounts of money on favored candidates, and doing it with virtually no disclosure of its source.
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First Known Use of favored
FAVORED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of favored for English Language Learners
: given special advantages over others : preferred over others
: considered most likely to win
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