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Adjective: favored  fey-vurd
Usage: US (elsewhere: favoured)
  1. (of a person) valued more than all others, often treated with partiality
    "the favored child";
    - favorite [US], favourite [Brit, Cdn], best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent, favoured [Brit, Cdn], fave [informal]
  2. Preferred over of all others of a similar kind
    "this is my favored song";
    - favorite [US], favourite [Brit, Cdn], favoured [Brit, Cdn], fave
Verb: favor  fey-vur
Usage: US (elsewhere: favour)
  1. Promote over another
    "he favors his second daughter";
    - prefer, favour [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Consider as the favorite
    "The local team was favored";
    - favour [Brit, Cdn]
  3. Treat gently or carefully
    - favour [Brit, Cdn]
  4. Bestow a privilege upon
    - privilege, favour [Brit, Cdn]

See also: loved

Type of: advance, allow, consider, countenance, elevate, kick upstairs, let, permit, promote, raise, reckon, regard, save, see, spare, upgrade, view

Encyclopedia: Favor