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favor (noun)
1.
a) (1) friendly regard shown toward another especially by a superior
(2) approving consideration or attention - approbation
b) - partiality
c) archaic - leniency
d) archaic - permission
e) - popularity
2.
archaic
a) - appearance
b) (1) - face
(2) a facial feature
3.
a) gracious kindness , also an act of such kindness - did you a favor
b) archaic - aid assistance
c) effort in one's behalf or interest - attention
4.
a) a token of love (as a ribbon) usually worn conspicuously
b) a small gift or decorative item given out at a party
c) - badge
5.
a) a special privilege or right granted or conceded
b) sexual privileges - usually used in plural
6.
archaic - letter
7.
- behalf interest
favor (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to regard or treat with favor
b) (1) to do a kindness for - oblige
(2) - endow
c) to treat gently or carefully - favored her injured leg
2.
to show partiality toward - prefer
3.
a) to give support or confirmation to - sustain
b) to afford advantages for success to - facilitate good weather favored the outing
4.
to bear a resemblance to - he favors his father
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
favor (noun)
1.
an act of kind assistance
SYNONIMS:
benevolence, boon, courtesy, grace, indulgence, kindness, mercy, service, turn
RELATED WORDS:
dispensation, waiver; advantage, benefit, blessing, godsend, manna; liberty, license ( licence), privilege
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hindrance, hurdle, impediment, interference, obstacle
favor (noun)
2.
a feeling of great approval and liking
SYNONIMS:
account, appreciation, esteem, estimation, favor, regard, respect
RELATED WORDS:
appetite, fancy, fondness, like, love, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use; acclamation, adoration, adulation, approbation, deference, hero worship, homage, honor, idolatry, infatuation, lionization, praise, props [], reverence, veneration, worship; delight, enjoyment; amazement, awe, wonder, wonderment; enthusiasm, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; affection, attachment, devotion, passion
NEAR ANTONYMS:
condemnation, disapproval, disdain, opprobrium, scorn; disappointment, discontent, disenchantment, disgruntlement, disillusionment, displeasure, indignation, unhappiness; aversion, contempt, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, disregard, distaste; hate, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abomination, antipathy, detestation; deprecation, displeasure, dissatisfaction
disfavor
favor (noun)
3.
an acceptance of something as satisfactory
SYNONIMS:
approbation, blessing, favor, imprimatur, OK ( okay)
RELATED WORDS:
backing, cachet, endorsement ( indorsement), finalization, formalization, homologation, nod, ratification, rubber stamp, sanction, support, thumbs-up, vote; benediction, goodwill; acceptation, accession, agreement, assent, concurrence, consent; countenance, liking, satisfaction
NEAR ANTONYMS:
refusal, rejection, repudiation; dislike, dissatisfaction; censure, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, deprecation, depreciation, disparagement, opprobrium, reprehension, reproach, reprobation
disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor
favor (noun)
4.
an attitude that always favors one way of feeling or acting especially without considering any other possibilities
SYNONIMS:
favor, nonobjectivity, one-sidedness, partiality, parti pris, partisanship, ply, prejudice, tendentiousness
RELATED WORDS:
chauvinism, cronyism, favoritism, nepotism; self-opinionatedness, self-partiality; bent, inclination, leaning, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; preconception, prejudgment, prepossession
NEAR ANTONYMS:
calm, detachment, dispassion, indifference; aversion, dislike, distaste, hate, scunner
impartiality, neutrality, objectivity, open-mindedness, unbiasedness
favor (noun)
5.
positive regard for something
SYNONIMS:
appetite, fancy, favor, fondness, like, love, love affair, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use
RELATED WORDS:
craving, desire, hankering, longing, thirst, yen; enthusiasm, gusto, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; bent, inclination, leaning, propensity, tendency; tooth; palate; weakness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
apathy, disinclination; indifference, unconcern
aversion, disfavor, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, loathing, mislike
favor (noun)
6.
the state of enjoying widespread approval
SYNONIMS:
fashionability, fashionableness, favor, hotness, modishness, vogue, voguishness
RELATED WORDS:
craze, fad, mode, rage, style, trend; bandwagon, boom; fame, notoriety, prominence, renown; enthusiasm, fervor, passion
NEAR ANTONYMS:
oblivion, obscurity
disfavor, unpopularity
favor (verb)
1.
to do a service or favor for
SYNONIMS:
accommodate, favor
RELATED WORDS:
humor, indulge; coddle, mollycoddle, pamper; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate; delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; abet, aid, assist, help, support; attend, care (for), comfort, minister (to), relieve, succor
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bother, discommode, disturb, incommode, inconvenience, trouble; burden, encumber, saddle, weigh; desert, disappoint, fail, let down; constrain, hamper, hamstring, hinder, hobble, hold back, impede, obstruct, restrain; frustrate, oppose, sabotage, thwart
disoblige
favor (verb)
2.
to have a favorable opinion of
SYNONIMS:
accept, care (for), countenance, favor, OK ( okay), subscribe (to)
RELATED WORDS:
acclaim, applaud, laud, praise, salute; back (up), concur (in), stand by, support, sustain, uphold; bear, endure, tolerate; assent (to), consent (to); commend, recommend; enjoy, like
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blacklist, censure, condemn, criticize, damn, denounce, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, reprehend, reprobate; dislike, mind; detest, hate, loathe; dissent (from), object (to), oppose
disapprove (of), discountenance, disfavor, frown (on upon)
favor (verb)
3.
to show partiality toward
SYNONIMS:
care (for), favor, lean (toward towards), like
RELATED WORDS:
adore, cotton (to), delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), relish, revel (in); choose, cull, handpick, name, pick, select, single (out), take; covet, crave, desire, hanker (for after), want, wish (for); bias, prejudice; incline (toward), tend (to); admire, appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disfavor, dislike, mislike; abhor, abominate, detest, hate, loathe; decline, refuse, reject, turn down; discard, jettison, throw away, throw out
favor (verb)
4.
to furnish freely or naturally with some power, quality, or attribute
SYNONIMS:
bless, endue ( indue), favor, gift, invest
RELATED WORDS:
equip, provide, supply; bestow (on upon), clothe, confer (on), cover; accord, award, grant; empower, enable, enhance, enrich, heighten; bequeath, will
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dispossess, divest, strip; deplete, drain, exhaust; skimp, stint
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