When you are in favor of it, however—and I have been very vocal about my support—that position defines you.
Two senators who voted in favor of gun control last month are being rewarded in the polls, new data shows.
Hot Coffee lends a strong voice to those who favor fundamental fairness in redressing well-founded claims.
From a purely environmental standpoint, the statistics in favor of Tetra Pak packaging are astounding.
A journalist doing a favor for someone in returning for a favor back is pretty much everyday practice.
Next to the dance, some form of musical diversion was in favor.
Mr. Davis, may I ask the favor of a few minutes' conversation with you in private?
He flattered himself that his appearance would win him favor.
Here too experience has afforded us the most satisfactory proof in its favor.
In my own mind that was the strongest argument in favor of Leithcourt's innocence.
c.1300, "attractiveness, charm," from Old French favor (13c., Modern French faveur) "favor, approval, partiality," from Latin favorem (nominative favor) "good will, inclination, partiality, support," coined by Cicero from stem of favere "to show kindness to," from PIE *ghow-e- "to honor, revere, worship." Meaning "act of kindness" is from late 14c. Meaning "thing given as a mark of favor" is from 1580s. Phrase in favor of recorded from 1560s.
"to regard with favor, indulge, treat with partiality," mid-14c., from Old French favorer, from favor (see favor (n.)). Related: Favored; favoring.