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Favorite vs. Favor

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Favoriteadjective

Preferred; liked more than any other

‘That is my favorite flavor of ice cream. I'd eat it daily if I could.’;

Favornoun

A kind or helpful deed; an instance of voluntarily assisting (someone).

‘He did me a favor when he took the time to drive me home.’;

Favoritenoun

Preferred one, one with special favor

‘The teacher's favorite always went first.’;

Favornoun

Goodwill; benevolent regard.

‘She enjoyed the queen's favor.’; ‘to fall out of favor’;

Favoritenoun

Expected or most probable to win.

‘He's the favorite, he'll probably be elected.’;

Favornoun

A small gift; a party favor.

‘At the holiday dinner, the hosts had set a favor by each place setting.’; ‘A marriage favour is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding.’;

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Favoritenoun

(internet) A bookmark in a web browser.

Favornoun

Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.

Favoriteverb

alternative form of favor

Favornoun

The object of regard; person or thing favoured.

Favoriteverb

(Internet) To bookmark.

Favornoun

(obsolete) Appearance; look; countenance; face.

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Favoriteverb

(Internet) To add to one's list of favorites on a website that allows users to compile such lists.

Favornoun

(legal) Partiality; bias.

Favoritenoun

A person or thing regarded with peculiar favor; one treated with partiality; one preferred above others; especially, one unduly loved, trusted, and enriched with favors by a person of high rank or authority.

‘Committing to a wicked favoriteAll public cares.’;

Favornoun

(archaic) A letter, a written communication.

‘Your favour of yesterday is received.’;

Favoritenoun

Short curls dangling over the temples; - fashionable in the reign of Charles II.

Favornoun

Lovelocks.

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Favoritenoun

The competitor (as a horse in a race) that is judged most likely to win; the competitor standing highest in the betting.

Favorverb

To look upon fondly; to prefer.

Favoriteadjective

Regarded with particular affection, esteem, or preference; as, a favorite walk; a favorite child.

Favorverb

To do a favor [noun sense 1] for; to show beneficence toward.

‘Would you favor us with a poetry reading?’;

Favoritenoun

something regarded with special favor or liking;

‘that book is one of my favorites’;

Favorverb

To treat with care.

‘Favoring your sore leg will only injure the other one.’;

Favoritenoun

a special loved one

Favorverb

To resemble, to look like (another person).

Favoritenoun

a competitor thought likely to win

Favornoun

Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will.

‘Hath crawled into the favor of the king.’;

Favoriteadjective

appealing to the general public;

‘a favorite tourist attraction’;

Favornoun

The act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending.

‘But found no favor in his lady's eyes.’; ‘And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.’;

Favoriteadjective

preferred above all others and treated with partiality;

‘the favored child’;

Favornoun

A kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good will, as distinct from justice or remuneration.

‘Beg one favor at thy gracious hand.’;

Favornoun

Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.

‘I could not discover the lenity and favor of this sentence.’;

Favornoun

The object of regard; person or thing favored.

‘All these his wondrous works, but chiefly man,His chief delight and favor.’;

Favornoun

A gift or present; something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding.

‘Wear thou this favor for me, and stick it in thy cap.’;

Favornoun

Appearance; look; countenance; face.

‘This boy is fair, of female favor.’;

Favornoun

Partiality; bias.

Favornoun

A letter or epistle; - so called in civility or compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received.

Favornoun

Love locks.

‘But, with your favor, I will treat it here.’;

Favorverb

To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards.

‘O happy youth! and favored of the skies.’; ‘He that favoreth Joab, . . . let him go after Joab.’; ‘[The painter] has favored her squint admirably.’;

Favorverb

To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.

Favorverb

To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father.

‘The porter owned that the gentleman favored his master.’;

Favornoun

an act of gracious kindness

Favornoun

an advantage to the benefit of someone or something;

‘the outcome was in his favor’;

Favornoun

an inclination to approve;

‘that style is in favor this season’;

Favornoun

a feeling of favorable regard

Favornoun

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

Favorverb

promote over another;

‘he favors his second daughter’;

Favorverb

consider as the favorite;

‘The local team was favored’;

Favorverb

treat gently or carefully

Favorverb

bestow a privilege upon

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