“I, in 10 years he was in power, never asked Mr. Blair for anything, nor did I receive any favors,” he said at one point.
But Martin says he favors the character outside his Tuckerisms, in the moments he behaves “counterintuitive or out of character.”
One favors a very drastic and harsh foreign-policy approach, and one wants a more moderate approach.
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.