favor

A favor is an act of kindness, like doing your friend a favor by letting her borrow your calculator to take the big math test.

Favor can be used as a noun: an advantage, like having experience in your favor when you apply for a job; a nice gesture, like giving your friend a ride to school; or a party favor, a little gift you get at a party. As a verb, favor means "like the most," like foods you favor, or "treat gently," like favoring your right leg when walking because it hurts to put weight on it.

Primary Meanings of favor

1.
nv
an act of gracious kindness
consider as the favorite
2.
n
souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
Full Definitions of favor
1

n an act of gracious kindness

Synonyms:
favour
Types:
good turn, turn
a favor for someone
Type of:
benignity, kindness
a kind act

n an inclination to approve

“that style is in favor this season”
Synonyms:
favour
Type of:
disposition, inclination, tendency
an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

n a feeling of favorable regard

Synonyms:
favour
Type of:
approval
a feeling of liking something or someone good

n an advantage to the benefit of someone or something

“the outcome was in his favor
Synonyms:
favour
Type of:
advantage, vantage
the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

v consider as the favorite

“The local team was favored
Synonyms:
favour
Type of:
consider, reckon, regard, see, view
deem to be

v treat gently or carefully

Synonyms:
favour
Type of:
save, spare
refrain from harming

v bestow a privilege upon

Synonyms:
favour, privilege
Type of:
allow, countenance, let, permit
consent to, give permission

v promote over another

“he favors his second daughter”
Synonyms:
favour, prefer
Types:
advantage
give an advantage to
Type of:
advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade
give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
2

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

Synonyms:
favour, party favor, party favour
Types:
cracker, cracker bonbon, snapper
a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends
Type of:
keepsake, relic, souvenir, token
something of sentimental value