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FAVOUR

 Dictionary entry overview: What does favour mean? 

FAVOUR (noun)
  The noun FAVOUR has 5 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: FAVOUR used as a noun is common.


FAVOUR (verb)
  The verb FAVOUR has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: FAVOUR used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FAVOUR (noun)


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Meaning:

A feeling of favorable regard

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

favour; favor

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

approval (a feeling of liking something or someone good)


Sense 2favour [BACK TO TOP]

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 ("favour" is a kind of...):

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


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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 ("favour" is a kind of...):

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


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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 ("favour" is a kind of...):

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

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

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)


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Meaning:

An act of gracious kindness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

favor; favour

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

benignity; kindness (a kind act)

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

good turn; turn (a favor for someone)


FAVOUR (verb)


Sense 1favour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Treat gently or carefully

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

favour; favor

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

save; spare (refrain from harming)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2favour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bestow a privilege upon

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

privilege; favour; favor

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

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

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They favour him to write the letter


Sense 3favour [BACK TO TOP]

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 "favour" 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 "favour"):

advantage (give an advantage to)

Sentence frames:

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

Sentence examples:

Sam cannot favour Sue
The chefs favour the vegetables


Sense 4favour [BACK TO TOP]

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 "favour" 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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