Associations to the word «Favor»


FAVOR, noun. A kind or helpful deed; an instance of voluntarily assisting (someone).
FAVOR, noun. Goodwill; benevolent regard.
FAVOR, noun. A small gift; a party favor.
FAVOR, noun. Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.
FAVOR, noun. The object of regard; person or thing favoured.
FAVOR, noun. (obsolete) Appearance; look; countenance; face.
FAVOR, noun. (legal) Partiality; bias.
FAVOR, noun. (archaic) (polite) A letter.
FAVOR, noun. (obsolete) (in the plural) lovelocks
FAVOR, verb. (transitive) To look upon fondly; to prefer.
FAVOR, verb. (transitive) To do a favor [noun sense 1] for; to show beneficence toward.
FAVOR, verb. (transitive) To treat with care.
FAVOR, verb. (transitive) (in dialects) (including Southern US and Cajun) To resemble, to look like (another person).

Dictionary definition

FAVOR, noun. An act of gracious kindness.
FAVOR, noun. An advantage to the benefit of someone or something; "the outcome was in his favor".
FAVOR, noun. An inclination to approve; "that style is in favor this season".
FAVOR, noun. A feeling of favorable regard.
FAVOR, noun. Souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party.
FAVOR, verb. Promote over another; "he favors his second daughter".
FAVOR, verb. Consider as the favorite; "The local team was favored".
FAVOR, verb. Treat gently or carefully.
FAVOR, verb. Bestow a privilege upon.

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