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Definition of Favor

Favor

  1. Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will.
  2. The act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending.
  3. A kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good will, as distinct from justice or remuneration.
  4. Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.
  5. The object of regard; person or thing favored.
  6. A gift or represent; something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding.
  7. Appearance; look; countenance; face.
  8. Partiality; bias.
  9. A letter or epistle; -- so called in civility or compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received.
  10. Love locks.
  11. To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to countenance; to treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards.
  12. To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.
  13. To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father.

Favor Quotations

To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.
James E. Faust

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that's not what America's about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don't contract them.
Barack Obama

God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings where you suddenly meet the right person, or suddenly your health improves, or suddenly you're able to pay off your house. That's God shifting things in your favor.
Joel Osteen

If employees need to stay late in order to curry favor with the boss, what motivation do they have to get work done during normal business hours? After all, they can put in the requisite 'face time' whether they are surfing the Internet or analyzing customer data.
Robert Pozen

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Elon Musk
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Favor Translations

favor in Dutch is gunst, genadigheid, begunstiging
favor in French is favorisons, favorisent, favorisez, complaisance
favor in German is Gunst
favor in Latin is ventus, beneficium, antepono, annuo, venia, gratia
favor in Spanish is favor, favorecer