favor, favour


favor, favour
I
n.
friendly act, service

1) to do, grant (smb.) a favor, favour

2) to perform a favor, favour (for smb.)

approval
liking

3) to curry favor, favour with; to vie for smb.'s favor, favour

4) to find, gain favor, favour with; to find favor, favour in smb.'s eyes

5) to lose favor, favour

6) universal favor, favour

7) in favor, favour with

8) out of favor, favour (to fall out of favor, favour)

9) to look with favor, favour on smt.

support

10) in favor, favour of (these facts speak in favor, favour of his acquittal; we are in favor, favour of reform)

11) in smb.'s favor, favour (the odds are in her favor, favour)

II
v.

1) (formal) (D; tr.) to favor, favour with (she will now favor, favour us with a song)

2) (G) he favor, favours raising taxes


Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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