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(1)   An act of gracious kindness
(2)   Souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
(3)   An advantage to the benefit of someone or something
"The outcome was in his favor"
(4)   An inclination to approve
"That style is in favor this season"
(5)   A feeling of favorable regard


(6)   Consider as the favorite
"The local team was favored"
(7)   Promote over another
"He favors his second daughter"
(8)   Bestow a privilege upon
(9)   Treat gently or carefully


  1. A deed in which help is voluntarily provided.
    He did me a favor when he took the time to drive me home.
  2. Goodwill; benevolent regard.
    She enjoyed the queen's favor.
  3. A small gift; a party favor.
    At the holiday dinner, the hosts had set a favor by each place setting.


  1. To look upon fondly; to prefer.
    • And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. —Luke 1:28, King James version, 1611
  2. To do a favor [noun sense 1] for; to show beneficence toward.
    Would you favor us with a poetry reading?
  3. To treat with care.
    Favoring your sore leg will only injure the other one.
  4. To have a similar appearance, to look like another person.
    You favor your grandmother more than your mother.