favored

adjective

fa·​vored ˈfā-vərd How to pronounce favored (audio)
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 on the Web The investigation concluded a year later with Walmart promising to restrict or eliminate the use of its gift cards to purchase other gift cards, a favored tactic of fraudsters such as Chen. Craig Silverman, ProPublica, 17 Jan. 2024 Adil, like Salemi, delivered a message in his comments for Currey: No one will be penalized by trying to strong-arm the MDC’s professional managers into acting to provide a financial benefit to a board member, their family or a favored friend. Kevin Rennie, Hartford Courant, 13 Jan. 2024 For decades, Black women have turned their coiffure talents into high-yielding revenue streams, proliferating this art form into a favored source of economic independence within the Black community. Tayler Adigun, Essence, 7 Dec. 2023 You are blessed and highly favored, and August will remind you of this! Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Dec. 2023 The club, which opened in 2020, is said to have a $10 million art collection, annual fees of up to $4,440, and is a favored haunt of celebrities Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and Leonard DiCaprio. David Morris, Travel + Leisure, 10 Nov. 2023 Virden’s team believes a barn closely positioned next to a silo was likely a favored haunt of Rader. Lauren Del Valle, CNN, 2 Sep. 2023 This argument mirrors the wider debate about government intervention, from trade barriers to protect domestic producers to tax incentives for favored industries. Simon Montlake, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Sep. 2023 Virden’s team believes a barn closely positioned next to a silo was likely a favored haunt of Rader’s. Jean Casarez, CNN, 4 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of favored was in the 15th century

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“Favored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/favored. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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