Thesaurus

favor

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of favor

  1. 1 to do a service or favor for although she was at the party as a guest, the singer favored us with a song Synonyms of favor accommodate, obligeWords Related to favor humor, indulge; coddle, mollycoddle, pamper; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate; delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; abet, aid, assist, help, support; attend, care (for), comfort, minister (to), relieve, succorNear Antonyms of favor bother, discommode, disturb, incommode, inconvenience, trouble; burden, encumber, saddle, weigh; desert, disappoint, fail, let down; constrain, hamper, hamstring, hinder, hobble, hold back, impede, obstruct, restrain; frustrate, oppose, sabotage, thwartAntonyms of favor disoblige

  2. 2 to have a favorable opinion of if this measure will reduce our property taxes, then I favor it Synonyms of favor accept, care (for), countenance, approve, OK (or okay), subscribe (to)Words Related to favor acclaim, applaud, laud, praise, salute; back (up), concur (in), stand by, support, sustain, uphold; bear, endure, tolerate; assent (to), consent (to); commend, recommend; enjoy, likeNear Antonyms of favor blacklist, censure, condemn, criticize, damn, denounce, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, reprehend, reprobate; dislike, mind; detest, hate, loathe; dissent (from), object (to), opposeAntonyms of favor disapprove (of), discountenance, disfavor, frown (on or upon)

  3. 3 to show partiality toward older moviegoers tend to favor films that have certain extras—like a plot and developed characters Synonyms of favor care (for), prefer, lean (toward or towards), likeWords Related to favor adore, cotton (to), delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), relish, revel (in); choose, cull, handpick, name, pick, select, single (out), take; covet, crave, desire, hanker (for or after), want, wish (for); bias, prejudice; incline (toward), tend (to); admire, appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, valueNear Antonyms of favor disfavor, dislike, mislike; abhor, abominate, detest, hate, loathe; decline, refuse, reject, turn down; discard, jettison, throw away, throw out

  4. 4 to furnish freely or naturally with some power, quality, or attribute favored with good looks Synonyms of favor bless, endue (or indue), endow, gift, investWords Related to favor equip, provide, supply; bestow (on or upon), clothe, confer (on), cover; accord, award, grant; empower, enable, enhance, enrich, heighten; bequeath, willNear Antonyms of favor dispossess, divest, strip; deplete, drain, exhaust; skimp, stint


favor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of favor

  1. 1 an act of kind assistance a good and generous friend who is always doing favors for others Synonyms of favor benevolence, boon, courtesy, grace, indulgence, kindness, mercy, service, turn Words Related to favor dispensation, waiver; advantage, benefit, blessing, godsend, manna; liberty, license (or licence), privilege Near Antonyms of favor hindrance, hurdle, impediment, interference, obstacle

  2. 2 a feeling of great approval and liking entertainers often learn that the favor of the public can be fickle indeed Synonyms of favor account, appreciation, esteem, estimation, admiration, regard, respectWords Related to favor appetite, fancy, fondness, like, love, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use; acclamation, adoration, adulation, approbation, deference, hero worship, homage, honor, idolatry, infatuation, lionization, praise, props [slang], reverence, veneration, worship; delight, enjoyment; amazement, awe, wonder, wonderment; enthusiasm, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; affection, attachment, devotion, passionNear Antonyms of favor condemnation, disapproval, disdain, opprobrium, scorn; disappointment, discontent, disenchantment, disgruntlement, disillusionment, displeasure, indignation, unhappiness; aversion, contempt, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disregard, distaste; hate, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abomination, antipathy, detestation; deprecation, displeasure, dissatisfactionAntonyms of favor disfavor

  3. 3 an acceptance of something as satisfactory over the years that kind of movie fell out of favor with the mass audience Synonyms of favor approbation, blessing, approval, imprimatur, OK (or okay)Words Related to favor backing, cachet, endorsement (also indorsement), finalization, formalization, homologation, nod, ratification, rubber stamp, sanction, support, thumbs-up, vote; benediction, goodwill; acceptation, accession, agreement, assent, concurrence, consent; countenance, liking, satisfactionNear Antonyms of favor refusal, rejection, repudiation; dislike, dissatisfaction; censure, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, deprecation, depreciation, disparagement, opprobrium, reprehension, reproach, reprobationAntonyms of favor disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor

  4. 4 an attitude that always favors one way of feeling or acting especially without considering any other possibilities although his own son is on the hockey team that he coaches, Mr. Watkins conscientiously avoids any show of favor Synonyms of favor bias, nonobjectivity, one-sidedness, partiality, parti pris, partisanship, ply, prejudice, tendentiousnessWords Related to favor chauvinism, cronyism, favoritism, nepotism; self-opinionatedness, self-partiality; bent, inclination, leaning, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; preconception, prejudgment, prepossessionNear Antonyms of favor calm, detachment, dispassion, indifference; aversion, dislike, distaste, hate, scunnerAntonyms of favor impartiality, neutrality, objectivity, open-mindedness, unbiasedness

  5. 5 positive regard for something was willing to do just about anything to keep the boss's favor Synonyms of favor appetite, fancy, liking, fondness, like, love, love affair, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, useWords Related to favor craving, desire, hankering, longing, thirst, yen; enthusiasm, gusto, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; bent, inclination, leaning, propensity, tendency; tooth; palate; weaknessNear Antonyms of favor apathy, disinclination; indifference, unconcernAntonyms of favor aversion, disfavor, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, loathing, mislike

  6. 6 the state of enjoying widespread approval after that rock band fell out of favor—almost overnight—the stores couldn't give their CDs away Synonyms of favor fashionability, fashionableness, popularity, hotness, modishness, vogue, voguishnessWords Related to favor craze, fad, mode, rage, style, trend; bandwagon, boom; fame, notoriety, prominence, renown; enthusiasm, fervor, passionNear Antonyms of favor oblivion, obscurityAntonyms of favor disfavor, unpopularity



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