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favor

(Act of kindness), noun accommodation, act of generosity, act of grace, benefaction, beneficium, benefit, benevolence, benignity, boon, bounty, charity, courtesy, friendly turn, good deed, good service, good turn, grace, indulgence, kind act, philanthropy

favor

(Partiality), noun approval, attachment, bent, bias, disposition, favoritism, fondness, kind regard, leaning, liking, partisanship, penchant, predilection, preference, preferential treatment, prejudice, proclivity, proneness, propensity
Associated concepts: challenge to the favor, favored legislaaion, favored treatment

favor

(Sanction), noun abetment, advancement, aegis, aid, approbation, approval, assistance, auspices, backing, benefaction, championship, cooperation, encouragement, endorsement, espousal, fosterage, furtherance, good opinion, help, leave, patronage, permission, sponsorship, subscription, support

favor

verb advance, advocate, afford advantages, aid, approve, assist, back, be biased, be favorable to, be indullent toward, be partial to, be prejudiced, befriend, benefit, bolster, boost, champion, countenance, deal with gently, ease, encourage, endorse, facilitate, fancy, favere, further, grant favors to, gratify, help, make easier, prefer, promote, regard with favor, regard with kindness, sanction, show consideraaion for, show favor to, show unfair bias, studere, succor, suffragari, support, treat differently, treat with partiality
Associated concepts: favored beneficiary
See also: accept, accommodate, advance, advantage, advocate, agree, approval, approve, assent, assistance, auspices, behalf, benefit, benevolence, bounty, capitalize, complexion, concede, concur, conduce, countenance, deign, discriminate, embrace, espouse, estimation, foster, franchise, further, gift, goodwill, grace, grant, gratuity, help, honor, indorsement, indulgence, inequity, largess, leave, lenience, let, license, nepotism, option, partiality, pass, patronage, patronize, permission, permit, predilection, predisposition, prefer, present, preserve, prestige, privilege, promote, propensity, recommend, regard, respect, sanction, service, side, sponsor, support, token, uphold
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Instead of pursuing any weightier topic, Uncle Venner was pleased to favor Hepzibah with some sage counsel in her shop-keeping capacity.
In any case, we request you will at once favor us with the most exact personal description that can be written of both the parties.
Had the nobles, by a conduct of clemency and justice, preserved the fidelity and devotion of their retainers and followers, the contests between them and the prince must almost always have ended in their favor, and in the abridgment or subversion of the royal authority.
The right of coining money, which is here taken from the States, was left in their hands by the Confederation, as a concurrent right with that of Congress, under an exception in favor of the exclusive right of Congress to regulate the alloy and value.
Treville had grasped the weak side of his master; and it was to this address that he owed the long and constant favor of a king who has not left the reputation behind him of being very faithful in his friendships.
and you did not show any favor -- it was your duty; to-day you serve Napoleon, and you ought to protect him -- it is equally your duty; I come, therefore, to ask what has become of him?
you speak of the dead; the dead, at least, were full of respect and submission; they resigned themselves to an order of exile; they carried their despair away with them in their hearts, like a priceless possession, because the despair was caused by the woman they loved, and because death, thus deceptive, was like a gift or a favor conferred upon them.
Well, a bowdlerized version of it would run: `Professor Challenger presents his compliments to the President of the Zoological Institute, and would take it as a personal favor if he would go to the devil.
Here are your instructions," replied the officer, placing the folded paper in his hands; and turning round towards D'Artagnan, "Come, monsieur," said he, in an agitated voice (such despair did he behold in that man of iron), "do me the favor to depart at once.
At that time a famous joke of Ermolov's was being circulated, that as a great favor he had petitioned the Emperor to make him a German.
You remind me that I have a favor to ask," she said.
Her lover moves a little closer, and asks another favor.