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.

Definitions of favor
  1. noun
    an act of gracious kindness
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    types:
    good turn, turn
    a favor for someone
    type of:
    benignity, kindness
    a kind act
  2. noun
    an inclination to approve
    “that style is in favor this season”
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    disposition, inclination, tendency
    an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
  3. noun
    a feeling of favorable regard
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    type of:
    approval
    a feeling of liking something or someone good
  4. noun
    an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
    “the outcome was in his favor
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    type of:
    advantage, vantage
    the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
  5. verb
    consider as the favorite
    “The local team was favored
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    type of:
    consider, reckon, regard, see, view
    deem to be
  6. verb
    treat gently or carefully
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    type of:
    save, spare
    refrain from harming
  7. verb
    bestow a privilege upon
    synonyms: favour, privilege
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    type of:
    allow, countenance, let, permit
    consent to, give permission
  8. verb
    promote or prefer over another
    “he favors his second daughter”
    synonyms: favour, prefer
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    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
  9. noun
    souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
    synonyms: favour, party favor, party favour
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    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
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