1.1(approval)the king's favor — el favor del rey
- to gain/lose favor — ganar/perder aceptación
- to come back into favor — volver a tener aceptación
- he isn't in favor with the boss now — ya no cuenta con el apoyo del jefe
- to look with favor on sth/sb — mirar algo/a algn con benevolencia
- In 1708 Harley also lost favour, and Anne was forced to admit the Whigs into her administration once again.
- Little girls learn, among other things, about the crucial importance of their appearance to their personal happiness and to their ability to gain favor with their friends.
- This is an album that will find much favour with people who enjoy this genre of music from a singer who renders his songs in a proud Midlands accent.
- It wasn't until the beginning of the twentieth century that aromatics regained their lost favour.
- The union leader observed that students had lost support and favour from members of the public as a result of their riotous and unruly behaviour.
- These stations found instant favour with the people as they provided them with the kind of a service that was being denied by the institutionalised system.
- He said winning the customer's favour and loyalty by satisfying their wants, is the need of the hour.
- The new arrival from northern Europe won people's favour almost immediately.
- Fortunately, this individual has the goodwill and approval of close associates, and most people look upon him with favour.
- Mazzini looked to Rome where, to his relief, Pius IX had lost favour with liberals after refusing to condone the war against Austria.
- Here are some important factors that combined to draw God's favour down upon His people.
- The theory, initially a popular topic of research, quickly lost favour with the introduction of quantum mechanics.
- He intended either to curry renewed favour with Darius or support faltering rebels.
- This escalating growth is looked upon with favour by many economic experts.
- Leaders in Europe should withdraw all favor and support from any Palestinian ruler who fails his people and betrays their cause.
- Barristers depend on their continued favour and good will.
- But those nations have lost favor among depositors in recent years as they have eased bank secrecy laws in response to international pressure.
- The emperor eventually became the ultimate patron, and as time went on, without his support and favour, even the most ambitious senator could not hold high office.
- With the rise of the orchestra in the mid-17th century the viol family gradually lost favour to the violin.
- It was used in sweet dishes more than as a savoury vegetable, but it soon palled and lost favour.
1.2(partiality)favoritismo masculineto show favor to sb — favorecer a algn
- This pact is utterly one-sided-in Mexico's favor.
- The overall balance is likely to continue to shift marginally in China's favour over the next decade.
- It is not just unreasonable to be biased in our own favour, it is also naïve.
- The dynamic this week has been in his favor consistently.
- His petition to the Scottish parliament accuses government bodies meant to regulate the fish farming industry of being biased in its favour.
- It is still based upon favour with no relevance whatever to competence or effectiveness.
- We certainly hope so - we own it, and are unabashedly biased in its favor.
- It is really important that judges show no favour and no bias.
- Both sides of a trial seek bias in their own favour as, according to the film's ads, some cases ‘are too important to be left to juries’.
2in favora favor66% in favor, 34% against — 66% a favor, 34% en contra
- to be/speak in favor of sb / in sb's favor — estar/hablar a / en favor de algn
- to be/speak in favor of sth/-ing — estar/hablar a favor de algo/+ inf
- she spoke in favor of the candidate — habló a / en favor del candidato
- I'm all in favor of a pay increase — estoy totalmente a favor de un aumento de sueldo
- they're in favor of renewing the contract — están a favor de renovar el contrato
- the balance in your favor is $5,000 — el saldo a su favor es de 5.000 dólares
- the judge found in the plaintiff's favor — el juez se pronunció a / en favor del demandante
- the check was made out in his favor/in favor of the club — el cheque fue extendido a su nombre/en nombre del club
- the wind is in our favor — llevamos / tenemos el viento a nuestro favor
3(act of kindness)favor masculinecan I ask you a favor or ask a favor of you? — ¿puedo pedirte un favor?
- don't expect any favors from him — no esperes favores de él
- as a favor (to sb) — como un favor (a algn)
- Do me a favour and stop pretending you know me, because you don't.
- His policy was to buy support by granting favours and wide-ranging concessions.
- Do not offer favors or gifts to families in order to gain access.
- In this spirit, members emphasize communal sharing, as in sharing food, giving gifts, and doing favors.
- He is unencumbered by owing favours to one master or another in London, and he will measure his success by standards set in Scotland, not Westminster.
- Do us a favour while you're here: visit my campaign website and sign the petition.
- Of course what they really meant was, ‘Do me a favour.’
- Do us a favour: Read this book and listen to this tape.
- We mistakenly think we will lose a partner's affection by burdening him or her with our requests for favors or acceptance of gifts.
- Do us a favour, get a dictionary and look up what a gradient is.
- Go on do me a favour, do yourself a favour, take that vinyl out of its sleeve.
- Feudal ways like offering gifts for favors is widespread and starts early; even parents do it for their kids' teachers.
- Bribery refers to the illicit use of rewards, gifts, or favors to pervert judgment or corrupt the conduct of someone.
- Although people typically disdain thinking about close relationships in exchange terms, partners often do reciprocate favors and kindnesses toward each other.
- If you're unable to oblige, then the reason why you can't grant the favour should be very good.
- The government gave us an important quest to fulfill before our execution, but we will not return the favor of kindness!
- You've gotten me tons of gifts and I just wanted to return the favor.
- Offerings and gifts are made to saints and protective spirits for favors in this life.
- Now there is a chance for all those organisations and individuals who have availed of their services down through the years to return the favour.
- But, do not feel that simply because I gave you a gift, that means that you are obliged to return the favour.
formal, euphemistic(sexual intimacy)favores masculine euphemistic humorous
- The priest borrows the sum from the merchant and hands it to the wife, and the wife grants him her favours.
(token)favor masculine archaicprenda feminine
5.2(party gift)sorpresa feminineregalito masculine
- Physicians are often enticed to attend these CME programs with free meals and other favors and gifts.
- The tricky thing is to draw an appropriate line between a token gift or favor and a more substantial one.
- When you're preparing the baby shower supplies, gifts and favors, the shower theme will practically tell you the best ideas to pick up.
5.3(on wedding cake)adorno masculine
1.1(be in favor of)(idea/plan/proposal) estar a favor de(proposal/plan/idea) ser partidario de(proposal/idea/plan) apoyara spot favored by anglers — un lugar que goza de popularidad entre los pescadores
1.2(be favorable to)favorecer
1.3(treat preferentially)favorecertratar con favoritismo
1.4favored past participlemost favored nation — nación más favorecida feminine
- a secret known only to the / a favored few — un secreto que solo conoce una minoría selecta
2formal(oblige)to favor sb with sth
- he favored us with an interview — nos honró concediéndonos una entrevista
- will you favor us with your presence? — ¿nos honraría con su presencia?
4(spare, treat gently)no forzar