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favor

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1 to do a service or favor for
  • although she was at the party as a guest, the singer favored us with a song

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2 to have a favorable opinion of
  • if this measure will reduce our property taxes, then I favor it

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3 to show partiality toward
  • older moviegoers tend to favor films that have certain extras—like a plot and developed characters

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4 to furnish freely or naturally with some power, quality, or attribute
  • favored with good looks

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favor

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1 an act of kind assistance
  • a good and generous friend who is always doing favors for others

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3 an acceptance of something as satisfactory
  • over the years that kind of movie fell out of favor with the mass audience

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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

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5 positive regard for something
  • was willing to do just about anything to keep the boss's favor

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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

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The first known use of favor was in the 14th century

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“Favor.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/favor. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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