[ verb ] promote over another
"he favors his second daughter"
Used in print(Vina Delmar, The Big Family....)
But he could not have done so , could not have found the way , had fortune favored him .
And because fortune had favored neither the prisoner nor the red haired captain , they would be each other 's undoing .
[ noun ] an act of gracious kindness
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
In the line of operatic trades to cushion the budget , the Dallas_Civic_Opera will use San_Francisco 's new Leni_Bauer-Ecsy production of `` Lucia_di_Lammermoor '' this season , returning the favor next season when San_Francisco uses the Dallas `` Don_Giovanni '' , designed by Franco_Zeffirelli .(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
Immediately after dinner , however , Rousseau asks for still another favor .(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)
They were n't sleeping , of_course , but they thought they were doing him a favor by pretending .
[ verb ] consider as the favorite
"The local team was favored"
Used in print(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Moritz does n't even have a nose guard or hip_pads but he 's one of the most valuable members of the Longhorn team that will be heavily favored Saturday over Oklahoma in the cotton_bowl .
[ noun ] an inclination to approve
"that style is in favor this season"
Used in print(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)
The change of emphasis from conventional type to missile type warfare must be made with care , mindful that the one type of warfare cannot be safely neglected in favor of the other .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 21603