Etymology
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favour

chiefly British English spelling of favor (q.v.); for spelling, see -or. Related: Favourite; favouritism.

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Definitions of favour
1
favour (n.)
a feeling of favorable regard;
Synonyms: favor
favour (n.)
an inclination to approve;
Synonyms: favor
favour (n.)
an advantage to the benefit of someone or something;
Synonyms: favor
favour (n.)
souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party;
Synonyms: party favor / party favour / favor
favour (n.)
an act of gracious kindness;
Synonyms: favor
2
favour (v.)
treat gently or carefully;
Synonyms: favor
favour (v.)
bestow a privilege upon;
Synonyms: privilege / favor
favour (v.)
promote over another;
Synonyms: prefer / favor
favour (v.)
consider as the favorite;
Synonyms: favor
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