Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun favor

5 senses of favor

Sense 1
favor, favour -- (an act of gracious kindness)
       => kindness, benignity -- (a kind act)

Sense 2
favor, favour -- (an advantage to the benefit of someone or something; "the outcome was in his favor")
       => advantage, vantage -- (the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me")

Sense 3
favor, favour -- (an inclination to approve; "that style is in favor this season")
       => inclination, disposition, tendency -- (an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict")

Sense 4
favor, favour -- (a feeling of favorable regard)
       => approval -- (a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval")

Sense 5
party favor, party favour, favor, favour -- (souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party)
       => keepsake, souvenir, token, relic -- (something of sentimental value)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb favor

4 senses of favor

Sense 1
prefer, favor, favour -- (promote over another; "he favors his second daughter")
       => promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate -- (give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work")

Sense 2
favor, favour -- (consider as the favorite; "The local team was favored")
       => see, consider, reckon, view, regard -- (deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do")

Sense 3
favor, favour -- (treat gently or carefully)
       => spare, save -- (refrain from harming)

Sense 4
privilege, favor, favour -- (bestow a privilege upon)
       => permit, allow, let, countenance -- (consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam")

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