[ US /ˈfeɪvɝ/ ]
[ UK /fˈe‍ɪvɐ/ ]
  1. promote over another
    he favors his second daughter
  2. bestow a privilege upon
  3. consider as the favorite
    The local team was favored
  4. treat gently or carefully
  1. souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
  2. a feeling of favorable regard
  3. an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
    the outcome was in his favor
  4. an act of gracious kindness
  5. an inclination to approve
    that style is in favor this season
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How To Use favour In A Sentence

  • While on the elimination diet, try to avoid hanging on to a few favourite foods and eating only those. The Allergy Handbook
  • My favourite it the Magpie- my friend made a film about them a couple of years ago and i'm in it saying 'they're like English parrots don't you think?' and then going on to show how I think they have really great bums that you just want to squoosh your face in. It's a Giveaway!!!!
  • Both favour the no-frills approach, often eschewing swish restaurants to munch burgers together when they meet. Times, Sunday Times
  • It wasn't just the obvious favouritism towards their own daughter that ticked him off either, that wasn't even the beginning of it.
  • However, O'Kane's favourite pastime is hillwalking in the Wicklow hills.
  • There is no room for nepotism or favouritism. Times, Sunday Times
  • He and Barton were now called upon for their names, and in return, we were favoured with the liquid and vowelly appellatives, by which our ingenuous and communicative acquaintances were respectively designated. The Island Home
  • Even the normal Perigordine fare of duck la gras and truffles washed down with red wine and pastis has yielded in favour of Scottish food and drink in celebration of the Auld Alliance.
  • This period provided a favourable environment for the spread of communism.
  • I record my favourite songs onto blank tapes to play in the car and I normally do them by mood or genre.
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