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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

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.
Thomas Jefferson

I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
George Carlin

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison

I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.
Ronald Reagan
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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

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