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")

Antonyms of adj favored

1 sense of favored

Sense 1
favored, favorite (prenominal), favourite (prenominal), best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent -- (preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child")

INDIRECT (VIA loved) -> unloved -- (not loved)

Similarity of adj favored

1 sense of favored

Sense 1
favored, favorite (prenominal), favourite (prenominal), best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent -- (preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child")
       => loved (vs. unloved) -- (held dear; "his loved companion of many years")

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