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FAVOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does favor mean? 

FAVOR (noun)
  The noun FAVOR has 5 senses:

1. an act of gracious kindness
2. an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
3. an inclination to approve
4. a feeling of favorable regard
5. souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party

  Familiarity information: FAVOR used as a noun is common.


FAVOR (verb)
  The verb FAVOR has 4 senses:

1. promote over another
2. consider as the favorite
3. treat gently or carefully
4. bestow a privilege upon

  Familiarity information: FAVOR used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FAVOR (noun)


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Meaning:

An act of gracious kindness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

favor; favour

Hypernyms ("favor" is a kind of...):

benignity; kindness (a kind act)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "favor"):

good turn; turn (a favor for someone)


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Meaning:

An advantage to the benefit of someone or something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

favor; favour

Context example:

the outcome was in his favor

Hypernyms ("favor" is a kind of...):

advantage; vantage (the quality of having a superior or more favorable position)


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Meaning:

An inclination to approve

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

favour; favor

Context example:

that style is in favor this season

Hypernyms ("favor" is a kind of...):

disposition; inclination; tendency (an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others)


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Meaning:

A feeling of favorable regard

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

favour; favor

Hypernyms ("favor" is a kind of...):

approval (a feeling of liking something or someone good)


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Meaning:

Souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

party favour; party favor; favour; favor

Hypernyms ("favor" is a kind of...):

keepsake; relic; souvenir; token (something of sentimental value)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "favor"):

cracker; cracker bonbon; snapper (a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends)


FAVOR (verb)


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Meaning:

Promote over another

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

favor; prefer; favour

Context example:

he favors his second daughter

Hypernyms (to "favor" is one way to...):

advance; elevate; kick upstairs; promote; raise; upgrade (give a promotion to or assign to a higher position)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "favor"):

advantage (give an advantage to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

Sam cannot favor Sue
The chefs favor the vegetables


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Meaning:

Consider as the favorite

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

favor; favour

Context example:

The local team was favored

Hypernyms (to "favor" is one way to...):

consider; reckon; regard; see; view (deem to be)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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Meaning:

Treat gently or carefully

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

favour; favor

Hypernyms (to "favor" is one way to...):

save; spare (refrain from harming)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot favor Sue


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Meaning:

Bestow a privilege upon

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

privilege; favour; favor

Hypernyms (to "favor" is one way to...):

allow; countenance; let; permit (consent to, give permission)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They favor him to write the letter


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"Heaven protects children, sailors and drunken men." (English proverb)

"From work if it does not flow, it will certainly drip." (Albanian proverb)

"Your tongue is your horse— if you take care of it, it takes care of you; if you betray it, betrays it will." (Arabic proverb)

"Gentle doctors cause smelly wounds." (Dutch proverb)

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