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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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It was his purpose, at the same time, to have rendered the experiment as complete as possible, by bringing the intended work before the public as the effort of a new candidate for their favour, in order that no degree of prejudice, whether favourable or the reverse, might attach to it, as a new production of the Author of Waverley; but this intention was afterwards departed from, for reasons to be hereafter mentioned.
These threads are proposed as prizes for those persons whom the emperor has a mind to distinguish by a peculiar mark of his favour.
When his Highness receives me, I shall beg him, as a last favour, to let you sleep in our chamber, so that I may have your company during the last night I am alive.
Don Quixote asked her name in order that he might from that time forward know to whom he was beholden for the favour he had received, as he meant to confer upon her some portion of the honour he acquired by the might of his arm.
Therefore, he who considers the actions and the genius of this man will see nothing, or little, which can be attributed to fortune, inasmuch as he attained pre-eminence, as is shown above, not by the favour of any one, but step by step in the military profession, which steps were gained with a thousand troubles and perils, and were afterwards boldly held by him with many hazardous dangers.
And this supreme favour they owe to their adversaries alone.
With respect to the magistrates of the highest rank which it may be necessary to have in a state, the services they are bound to do the public should be expressly laid down, to prevent the common people from being desirous of accepting their employments, and also to induce them to regard their magistrates with favour when they know what a price they pay for their honours.
A SENATOR fell to musing as follows: "With the money which I shall get for my vote in favour of the bill to subsidise cat-ranches, I can buy a kit of burglar's tools and open a bank.
Recognising the value to the bank of a spotless reputation for its officers, the President drew his check for the amount of the shortage and the Cashier was restored to favour.
If, from your favourable judgment, I have conceived some esteem for them, it cannot be imputed to vanity; since I should have agreed as implicitly to your opinion, had it been given in favour of any other man's production.
Arguments in favour of (for example) memory in plants are only arguments in favour of habit-memory, not of knowledge- memory.
Pitt Crawley suddenly took up the cudgels in favour of the man of Destiny.