F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fey-ver]
    • /ˈfeɪ vər/
    • /ˈfeɪvə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fey-ver]
    • /ˈfeɪ vər/

Definitions of favour word

  • verb with object favour to regard with favor: to favor an enterprise. 1
  • verb with object favour to prefer; treat with partiality: The father favored his younger son. 1
  • verb with object favour to show favor to; oblige: The king favored him with an audience. 1
  • verb with object favour to be favorable to; facilitate: The wind favored their journey. 1
  • verb with object favour to deal with, treat, or use gently: to favor a lame leg. 1
  • verb with object favour to aid or support: He favored his party's cause with ample funds. 1

Information block about the term

Origin of favour

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English favo(u)r < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin favōr- (stem of favor) goodwill, equivalent to fav(ēre) to be favorably inclined + -ōr- -or1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Favour


favour popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

favour usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

Synonyms for favour

noun favour

  • good turn — a helpful and friendly act; good deed; favour
  • errand — A short journey undertaken in order to deliver or collect something, often on someone else's behalf.
  • kindness — the state or quality of being kind: kindness to animals.
  • courtesy — Courtesy is politeness, respect, and consideration for others.
  • service — Robert W(illiam) 1874–1958, Canadian writer, born in England.

verb favour

  • prefer — to set or hold before or above other persons or things in estimation; like better; choose rather than: to prefer beef to chicken.
  • choose — If you choose someone or something from several people or things that are available, you decide which person or thing you want to have.
  • back — If you move back, you move in the opposite direction to the one in which you are facing or in which you were moving before.
  • approve — If you approve of an action, event, or suggestion, you like it or are pleased about it.
  • like — in like manner with; similarly to; in the manner characteristic of: He works like a beaver.

Antonyms for favour

noun favour

  • disservice — harmful or injurious service; an ill turn.
  • disdain — to look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn.
  • disrespect — Lack of respect or courtesy.
  • hindrance — an impeding, stopping, preventing, or the like.
  • hurt — to cause bodily injury to; injure: He was badly hurt in the accident.

verb favour

  • reject — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.
  • censure — If you censure someone for something that they have done, you tell them that you strongly disapprove of it.
  • criticise — criticize
  • disagree — to fail to agree; differ: The conclusions disagree with the facts. The theories disagree in their basic premises.
  • disallow — to refuse to allow; reject; veto: to disallow a claim for compensation.

Top questions with favour

  • what to put in wedding favour boxes?
  • what is favour in the bible?
  • when my luck will favour me?
  • what to put in baby shower favour bags?
  • what to put in wedding favour bags?
  • what is the meaning of favour?
  • what is divine favour?
  • what does favour mean?
  • how to obtain favour from god?
  • how to make favour bags?
  • how old is favour iwueze?
  • how do you spell favour?
  • what is the favour of god?
  • how to receive favour from god?
  • what the bible says about favour?

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?