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Definitions of favor

  1. treat gently or carefully
  2. an act of gracious kindness
  3. souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
  4. an advantage to the benefit of someone or something; " the outcome was in his favor"
  5. an inclination to approve; " that style is in favor this season"
  6. a feeling of favorable regard
  7. consider as the favorite; " The local team was favored"
  8. bestow a privilege upon
  9. promote over another; " he favors his second daughter"
  10. Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will.
  11. The act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending.
  12. A kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good will, as distinct from justice or remuneration.
  13. Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.
  14. The object of regard; person or thing favored.
  15. A gift or represent; something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding.
  16. Appearance; look; countenance; face.
  17. Partiality; bias.
  18. Love locks.
  19. To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to countenance; to treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards.
  20. To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.
  21. To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father.
  22. A letter or epistle; - so called in civility or compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received.
  23. Kindness; support; patronage; good will; partiality; a love token.
  24. To regard with good will; befriend; resemble in features; spare. Also, favour.
  25. A regarding kindly; countenance; good- will; a kind deed; an act of grace or lenity; a knot of white ribbons worn at a wedding.
  26. To regard with good will; to be on the side of; to treat indulgently; to afford advantage to.
  27. FAVORER.
  28. Kind regard; good will; act of kindness.
  29. To be well disposed to; treat with indulgence; afford advantage to.
  30. To treat with favor; befriend; promote.
  31. To look like.
  32. Kind feeling; a kind and helpful act; a token; a letter.
  33. Aspect; looks; beauty.
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Usage examples for favor

  1. " Boys," he said, " I have a favor to ask of you. – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  2. I shall consider it a favor if I can get him." – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  3. There is one thing to be said in favor of a flat, however, and that is the women are in favor of it. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  4. When Don Facundo had heard the whole story, he said:- " See here, Miguel, I am going to ask a favor of you." – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  5. " Mr. Dunbar, there is one last favor I ask at your hands. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  6. Your majesty will be kind enough to permit me now to ask a favor of you? – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  7. But don't be too hard on him; I think he did us a favor." – Null-ABC by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  8. Everybody was in favor of that. – Space Viking by Henry Beam Piper
  9. " The favor of silence. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  10. When I want a favor, all I've got to do is to say that word. – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  11. You will do me a favor, if not otherwise engaged, if you will call at my house this evening, about eight o'clock. – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  12. " You do me one favor," he cried excitedly, more moved than she had ever seen him before. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  13. Would you mind doing me a great favor? – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  14. There is not, so far as I have been able to see, a single man of the other favor among us." – The God of Love by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  15. " You can do me no greater favor," I returned. – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  16. I like to go to lonely islands, and as a general thing I favor the kind of people that live on them. – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  17. He thinks to win favor that way. – The Adventures of a Freshman by Jesse Lynch Williams
  18. I have lived through so many sad and dreadful days, that it will be set down to my favor if my nerves are agitated and easily excited. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  19. A mistake that would now work in his favor. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  20. " Oh no, you are not," I laughed; " if Mr. Pore should come out on the porch this minute and ask a favor of you, I bet you would be just as nice to him as you always have been." – A House Party with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
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