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Pronunciation of Favor: Learn how to pronounce Favor in English correctly

Learn how to say Favor correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word favour
1 [mass noun] approval, support, or liking for someone or something:
training is looked upon with favour by many employers
overgenerous preferential treatment:
he was accused of showing favour to one of the players
[count noun] archaic a thing such as a badge or knot of ribbons that is given or worn as a mark of liking or support.
2an act of kindness beyond what is due or usual:
I’ve come to ask you a favour
(one’s favours) dated used with reference to a woman allowing a man to have sexual intercourse with her:
she had granted her favours to him
3 (also party favour) a small inexpensive gift given to guests at a party.
[with object]
1feel or show approval or preference for:
slashing public spending is a policy that few politicians favour
give unfairly preferential treatment to:
critics argued that the policy favoured the private sector
work to the advantage of:
natural selection has favoured bats
2 (favour someone with) (often used in polite requests) give someone (something desired):
please favour me with an answer
3 dated or North American resemble (a parent or other relative) in facial features:
she’s pretty, and she favours you
4treat (an injured limb) gently, not putting one’s full weight on it:
he favours his sore leg

do someone a favour:

do something for someone as an act of kindness:
he did us a big favour by postponing his departure for a couple of weeks
(do me a favour) [in imperative] British informal used to express brusque dismissal of a remark:
‘Are you some kind of social worker?’ ‘Do me a favour!’
do someone no favours

informal do something that is unhelpful to someone:
you won’t do yourself any favours by getting worked up
in (or out of) favour

meeting with (or having lost) approval:
they were not in favour with the party
in one’s favour

to one’s advantage:
events were moving in his favour
in favour of

1to be replaced by:
he stepped down as leader in favour of his rival
2in support or to the advantage of:
members have voted in favour of strike action
the judge decided in favour of the defendant



Middle English (in the noun sense ‘liking, preference’): via Old French from Latin favor, from favere ‘show kindness to’ (related to fovere ‘cherish’)

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