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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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He promised a continuance of his favors, and admonished them to be grateful.
In due time, the old gentleman capped the climax of his favors, by dying a Christian death, in bed, since which melancholy event Dominicus Pike has removed from Kimballton, and established a large tobacco manufactory in my native village.
To these flourishing resolutions, which briefly recounted the general utility of education, the political and geographical rights of the village of Templeton to a participation in the favors of the regents of the university, the salubrity of the air, and wholesomeness of the water, together with the cheapness of food and the superior state of morals in the neighbor hood, were uniformly annexed, in large Roman capitals, the names of Marmaduke Temple as chairman and Richard Jones as secretary.
And on what occasions have such favors been bestowed upon you?
Nioche would entreat him huskily, as a particular favor, to forbear; but he would admit at the same time that he was very presumptuous to ask for particular favors.
She herself had been established in Venice for fifteen years and had done a great deal of good there; but the circle of her benevolence did not include the two shy, mysterious and, as it was somehow supposed, scarcely respectable Americans(they were believed to have lost in their long exile all national quality, besides having had, as their name implied, some French strain in their origin), who asked no favors and desired no attention.
All held him a little in awe, for he was of a forbidding bearing, tall, grave and thoughtful; accurate in his facts and sure of himself; slow to express an opinion, but positive in his conclusions; seeking no favors, and giving none; careful not to offend, indifferent whether he pleased.
I never grant favors without some return," said Oz; "but this much I will promise.
It was a perfectly natural question, for these people are and were in the habit of proffering favors and services and then expecting and begging for pay.
There is still ever some admirable person in plain clothes, standing on the wharf, who jumps in to rescue a drowning man; there is still some absurd inventor of charities; some guide and comforter of runaway slaves; some friend of Poland; some Philhellene; some fanatic who plants shade-trees for the second and third generation, and orchards when he is grown old; some well-concealed piety; some just man happy in an ill fame; some youth ashamed of the favors of fortune and impatiently casting them on other shoulders.
The conversation began between them by the king according to him one of the highest favors that he had ever done; it was true the king was alone with his subject.
It was an anecdote, then current, to the effect that the Duc d'Enghien had gone secretly to Paris to visit Mademoiselle George; that at her house he came upon Bonaparte, who also enjoyed the famous actress' favors, and that in his presence Napoleon happened to fall into one of the fainting fits to which he was subject, and was thus at the duc's mercy.