favor

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. goodwill, esteem, approbation, approval; partiality, bias, favoritism; patronage, backing; concession, dispensation; kindness, service, good turn; token, badge. See aid, permission, giving, leniency. Ant., disfavor.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Preference]
Syn. good will, support, approval, partiality; see admiration , inclination 1 .
2. [A kindness]
Syn. service, courtesy, boon; see kindness 2 .
3. [A token]
Syn. compliment, present, memento, souvenir; see gift 1 .
find favor,
Syn. please, suit, be welcome, win praise; see satisfy 1 .
in favor,
Syn. favored, liked, esteemed, wanted; see beloved , favorite .
in favor of,
Syn. approving, endorsing, condoning; see supporting .
in one's favor,
Syn. to one's advantage, to one's credit, on one's side, creditable; see favorable 3 .
out of favor,
Syn. disliked, not favored, unpopular; see hated , unpopular .
v.
1. [To have a preference]
Syn. prefer, like, approve, sanction, endorse, support, advocate, praise, regard with favor, be in favor of, pick, choose, lean toward, incline toward, opt for, honor, value, prize, esteem, think well of, set Great store by, look up to, eulogize, fancy, think the world of*, stick up for*, be sweet on*, have in one's good books*, have in one's good graces*.
Ant. dislike*, misprize, disesteem.
2. [To treat with favoritism]
Syn. be partial to, oblige, indulge, grant favors to, further, promote, treat with partiality, deal with gently, play favorites, show consideration for, spare, be indulgent toward, make an exception for, treat as a special character, use one's influence for, pull strings for*; see also promote 1 .
Ant. abuse*, bear a grudge against, mistreat.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. good turn service, courtesy, help, aid, accommodation, assistance, consideration, kindness, good deed, dispensation.
2. approval esteem, goodwill, liking, regard, approbation, backing, grace, patronage.
ANT.: 2. disfavor, ill will, disapproval
II
v.
like, support, back, endorse, advocate, prefer, regard highly, fancy, *go for, sanction, pick, commend, indulge, pamper.
ANT.: dislike, disfavor, frown upon, reject
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A kindly act: good turn, grace, indulgence, kindness, service. Archaic: benefit. See HELP. 2. A charitable deed: benefaction, beneficence, benevolence, benignity, kindliness, kindness, oblation, office (often used in plural), philanthropy. See GIVE, KIND. 3. An act requiring special generosity: beau geste, compliment, courtesy. See GIVE. 4. Favorable regard: acceptance, approbation, approval. See ACCEPT, PRAISE. 5. A feeling of deference, approval, and liking: account, admiration, appreciation, consideration, esteem, estimation, honor, regard, respect. See RESPECT. 6. Favorable or preferential bias: favoritism, partiality, partialness, preference. See FAIR. 7. Something beneficial: advantage, avail, benefit, blessing, boon1, gain, profit. See HELP. II verb 1. To perform a service or a courteous act for: accommodate, oblige. See HELP. 2. To be favorably disposed toward: approve, countenance, hold with. Informal: go for. Idiom: take kindly to. See PRAISE. 3. To show partiality toward (someone): prefer. Idiom: play favorites. See FAIR. 4. To lend supportive approval to: countenance, encourage, smile on (or upon). See SUPPORT. 5. To treat with inordinate gentleness and care: spare. Idiom: handle (or treat) with kid gloves. See TREAT WELL. 6. Chiefly Regional. To be similar to, as in appearance: resemble, take after. See SAME.

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  • favor — sustantivo masculino 1. Beneficio o ayuda que se da o se recibe: Te quiero pedir dos favores. Prefiero que no me hagan favores. Ese favor tan grande no te lo podré pagar en la vida. 2. (no contable) Confianza o apoyo recibido de una persona:… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • favor — 1. a favor. Esta locución tiene tres significados diferentes: a) ‘En beneficio o provecho de alguien’. Con este sentido va siempre seguida de un complemento introducido por de (a veces suplido por un posesivo), que expresa la persona que resulta… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • favor — (Del lat. favor, ōris). 1. m. Ayuda, socorro que se concede a alguien. 2. Honra, beneficio, gracia. 3. privanza. 4. Expresión de agrado que suelen hacer las damas. 5. Cinta, flor u otra cosa semejante dada por una dama a un caballero, y que en… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • favor — [fā′vər] n. [ME favour < OFr < L favor < favere, to favor < IE base * ghow , to perceive > OE ( ofer) gumian, to neglect, Czech hověti, to take precautions (with), spare] 1. friendly or kind regard; good will; approval; liking 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • favor — favor, estar como para hacerle un fa expr. estar sexualmente atractivo. ❙ «No le arriendo la ganancia al pobre chaval. Si la tía no está para algo es para hacerle un favor.» C. Pérez Merinero, Días de guardar. ❙ «La del medio está para hacerle un …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • favor — fa·vor n 1: bias 2: benefit in favor of: to the benefit of a judgment in favor of the defendant in one s favor: to one s benefit …   Law dictionary

  • favor — n boon, largess, *gift, present, gratuity Analogous words: token, *pledge, earnest: concession, *allowance: *honor, homage, deference: benefaction, *donation, contribution favor vb …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • favor — [n] approval, good opinion; help accommodation, account, admiration, aid, approbation, assistance, backing, benediction, benefit, benevolence, benignity, bias, blessing, boon, championship, compliment, consideration, cooperation, courtesy,… …   New thesaurus

  • Favor — Fa vor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Favored} (f[=a] v[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Favoring}.] [Written also favour.] [Cf. OF. favorer, favorir. See {Favor}, n.] 1. To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favor — FAVÓR s.n. v. favoare. Trimis de RACAI, 18.04.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  FAVÓR s.n. v. favoare. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

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