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

See also: loved

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

Encyclopedia: Favour