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favour or favor (ˈfeɪvə)
1.  an approving attitude; good will
2.  an act performed out of good will, generosity, or mercy
3.  prejudice and partiality; favouritism
4.  a condition of being regarded with approval or good will (esp in the phrases in favour, out of favour)
5.  archaic leave; permission
6.  a token of love, goodwill, etc
7.  a small gift or toy given to a guest at a party
8.  history a badge or ribbon worn or given to indicate loyalty, often bestowed on a knight by a lady
9.  obsolete chiefly (Brit) a communication, esp a business letter
10.  archaic appearance
11.  find favour with to be approved of by someone
12.  in favour of
 a.  approving
 b.  to the benefit of
 c.  (of a cheque, etc) made out to
 d.  in order to show preference for: I rejected him in favour of George
13.  to regard with especial kindness or approval
14.  to treat with partiality or favouritism
15.  to support; advocate
16.  to perform a favour for; oblige
17.  to help; facilitate
18.  informal to resemble: he favours his father
19.  to wear habitually: she favours red
20.  to treat gingerly or with tenderness; spare: a footballer favouring an injured leg
[C14: from Latin, from favēre to protect]
favor or favor
[C14: from Latin, from favēre to protect]
'favourer or favor
'favorer or favor
'favouringly or favor
favoringly or favor

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