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 accommodate, obligeRelated Words 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 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 disoblige

  2. 2 to have a favorable opinion of if this measure will reduce our property taxes, then I favor it Synonyms accept, care (for), countenance, approve, OK (or okay), subscribe (to)Related Words 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 blacklist, censure, condemn, criticize, damn, denounce, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, reprehend, reprobate; dislike, mind; detest, hate, loathe; dissent (from), object (to), opposeAntonyms 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 care (for), prefer, lean (toward or towards), likeRelated Words 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 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 bless, endue (or indue), endow, gift, investRelated Words equip, provide, supply; bestow (on or upon), clothe, confer (on), cover; accord, award, grant; empower, enable, enhance, enrich, heighten; bequeath, willNear Antonyms dispossess, divest, strip; deplete, drain, exhaust; skimp, stint



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 benevolence, boon, courtesy, grace, indulgence, kindness, mercy, service, turn Related Words dispensation, waiver; advantage, benefit, blessing, godsend, manna; liberty, license (or licence), privilege Near Antonyms 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 account, appreciation, esteem, estimation, admiration, regard, respectRelated Words 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 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 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 approbation, blessing, approval, imprimatur, OK (or okay)Related Words 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 refusal, rejection, repudiation; dislike, dissatisfaction; censure, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, deprecation, depreciation, disparagement, opprobrium, reprehension, reproach, reprobationAntonyms 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 bias, nonobjectivity, one-sidedness, partiality, parti pris, partisanship, ply, prejudice, tendentiousnessRelated Words chauvinism, cronyism, favoritism, nepotism; self-opinionatedness, self-partiality; bent, inclination, leaning, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; preconception, prejudgment, prepossessionNear Antonyms calm, detachment, dispassion, indifference; aversion, dislike, distaste, hate, scunnerAntonyms 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 appetite, fancy, liking, fondness, like, love, love affair, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, useRelated Words craving, desire, hankering, longing, thirst, yen; enthusiasm, gusto, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; bent, inclination, leaning, propensity, tendency; tooth; palate; weaknessNear Antonyms apathy, disinclination; indifference, unconcernAntonyms 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 fashionability, fashionableness, popularity, hotness, modishness, vogue, voguishnessRelated Words craze, fad, mode, rage, style, trend; bandwagon, boom; fame, notoriety, prominence, renown; enthusiasm, fervor, passionNear Antonyms oblivion, obscurityAntonyms disfavor, unpopularity

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