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Favor

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Favorn. [Written also favour.] [OF. favor, F. faveur, L. favor, fr. favere to be favorable, cf. Skr. bhāvaya to further, foster, causative of bh to become, be. Cf. Be. In the phrase to curry favor, favor is prob. for favel a horse. See 2d Favel.].
  •  Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will.  [1913 Webster]
    "Hath crawled into the favor of the king."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending.  [1913 Webster]
    "But found no favor in his lady's eyes."  [1913 Webster]
    "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good will, as distinct from justice or remuneration.  [1913 Webster]
    "Beg one favor at thy gracious hand."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.  [1913 Webster]
    "I could not discover the lenity and favor of this sentence."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The object of regard; person or thing favored.  [1913 Webster]
    "All these his wondrous works, but chiefly man,
    His chief delight and favor.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A gift or present; something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding.  [1913 Webster]
    "Wear thou this favor for me, and stick it in thy cap."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Appearance; look; countenance; face.  [1913 Webster]
    "This boy is fair, of female favor."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Partiality; bias.  Bouvier.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A letter or epistle; -- so called in civility or compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Love locks.  Wright.  [1913 Webster]
    "But, with your favor, I will treat it here."
Challenge to the favor or Challenge for favor (Law), the challenge of a juror on grounds not sufficient to constitute a principal challenge, but sufficient to give rise to a probable suspicion of favor or bias, such as acquaintance, business relation, etc. See Principal challenge, under Challenge. -- In favor of, upon the side of; favorable to; for the advantage of. -- In favor with, favored, countenanced, or encouraged by. -- To curry favor [see the etymology of Favor, above], to seek to gain favor by flattery, caresses, kindness, or officious civilities. -- With one's favor, or By one's favor, with leave; by kind permission.
Syn. -- Kindness; countenance; patronage; support; lenity; grace; gift; present; benefit.
Favorv. t. [Written also favour.] [Cf. OF. favorer, favorir. See Favor, n.].
  •  To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards.  [1913 Webster]
    "O happy youth! and favored of the skies."  [1913 Webster]
    "He that favoreth Joab, . . . let him go after Joab."  [1913 Webster]
    "[The painter] has favored her squint admirably."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father.  [1913 Webster]
    "The porter owned that the gentleman favored his master."  [1913 Webster]

THESAURUS

Favor

OK, abet, abetment, accept, acceptance, accommodate, accomplishment, accord respect to, account, acculturate, acknowledgment, act of courtesy, act of grace, act of kindness, adherence, admiration, admire, adopt, adoration, adore, advance, advantage, advocacy, advocate, aegis, affinity, aid, aid and abet, aim at, air, ameliorate, amend, amenity, an in, answer, ape, apotheosis, apotheosize, appear like, appreciate, appreciation, approach, approbation, approval, approve, approve of, approximate, ascendancy, assist, assistance, attention, auspices, authority, avail, awe, baby, back, backing, bad books, bag, bail out, be desirous of, be like, be partial to, be redolent of, bear a hand, bear resemblance, bearing, befriend, behind, benediction, benefaction, benefit, benevolence, benignity, bent, better, bias, billet, blank check, bless, blessing, boon, boost, break no bones, breathless adoration, bring forward, bring to mind, brow, business letter, call to mind, call up, care, carriage, carte blanche, cast, cast of countenance, cater to, champion, championship, charisma, charity, charm, chit, choose, choose rather, chosen kind, civility, civilize, clemency, clout, coddle, color, come close, come near, comfort, commemoration, commiseration, communication, compare with, compassion, complexion, compliment, condolence, conduce to, consequence, consideration, contribute to, control, convenience, cooperation, copy, copyright, correspond, cosset, countenance, counterfeit, courtesy, credit, cup of tea, deanship, defer to, deference, deification, deify, demeanor, desiderate, desire, dial, discriminate, dispatch, dispensation, disposition, do a favor, do a service, do good, do no harm, do right by, doctor, dominance, domination, drag, druthers, duty, ease, edify, educate, effect, elect, elevate, emend, eminence, enchantment, encourage, encouragement, endorse, endorsement, enhance, enlighten, enrich, entertain respect for, epistle, espouse, esteem, estimation, evoke, exaggerated respect, exalt, excellence, expedite, face, facial appearance, facies, facilitate, fancy, fascination, fatten, favorable regard, favorable vote, favoritism, feature, features, feeling, fellow feeling, follow, for, forbearance, force, forgiveness, forward, foster, fosterage, franchise, freedom, friendly relations, further, garb, gesture, give a boost, give a hand, give a lift, give help, give way to, go for, go in for, go straight, good deed, good feeling, good graces, good offices, good terms, good turn, good understanding, goodwill, grace, graceful gesture, grant, gratify, great respect, greatness, guidance, guise, harmony, hasten, have a bias, have designs on, have preference, have rather, hearten, help, hero worship, hero-worship, high regard, hold, hold in esteem, hold in reverence, hold with, homage, honor, honor before, humanity, humor, idolatry, idolization, idolize, imitate, immunity, importance, improve, improve upon, in back of, in favor of, in support of, incidental power, inclination, incomparability, indulge, indulgence, influence, influentiality, inimitability, inside track, insinuation, interest, keep in countenance, keepsake, kind deed, kind offices, kindly act, kindness, kisser, labor of love, lard, largess, lead, leadership, lean towards, leaning, lend a hand, lend one aid, lend wings to, leniency, letter, leverage, liberty, license, lift, like, like better, line, lineaments, lines, look like, look up to, looks, love, lust, lust after, magnetism, majority, make an improvement, make for, manna, map, mastery, match, meliorate, memento, memento mori, memorabilia, memorial, memorials, memories, mend, mercy, message, mien, mimic, mirror, missive, mitigation, mitzvah, mollycoddle, moment, mug, mush, mutual affinity, mutual attraction, mutual regard, near, nearly reproduce, nod, not tell apart, note, nurture, obligation, oblige, office, one-upmanship, opinion, opt for, pamper, pan, parallel, pardon, partake of, partiality, particular choice, patent, pathos, patronage, penchant, personal choice, personality, persuasion, phiz, physiognomy, pity, play favorites, please, polite act, port, posture, potency, power, precedence, predilection, predisposition, predominance, predomination, preeminence, prefer, prefer to, preference, prejudice, preponderance, prepossession, prepotence, prepotency, prerogative, presence, present, pressure, prestige, priority, privilege, prize, pro, proclivity, proffer aid, profit, promote, propensity, protect, pull, purchase, push forward, puss, put forward, quarter, quicken, raise, rally, rapport, rather, reclaim, recommend, redeem, refine upon, reform, regard, reign, relic, relief, relieve, remedy, remembrance, remembrancer, remind one of, render assistance, reply, reprieve, repute, rescript, rescue, resemble, respect, restore, resuscitate, revere, reverence, reverential regard, revive, right-of-way, rule, ruth, sanction, satisfy, save, savor of, say, seal of approval, seconding, see fit, seem like, select, self-pity, seniority, serve, service, set before, set forward, set up, shine upon, show kindness to, show preference, side with, simulate, single out, skill, smack of, smile upon, socialize, sound like, souvenir, special favor, speed, spoil, sponsor, sponsorship, stack up with, stamp of approval, stance, straighten out, style, suasion, subscribe, subtle influence, success, succor, suction, suggest, suggestion, superiority, support, supremacy, sway, sympathy, take after, take in tow, take kindly to, take to, taste, tendency, thing, think best, think fit, think highly of, think much of, think proper, think well of, token, token of remembrance, traits, transcendence, transcendency, transfigure, transform, treat unequally, treat well, trophy, turn, tutelage, type, upgrade, uphold, uplift, upper hand, urbanity, value, venerate, veneration, view, view with favor, virtuosity, visage, voice, vote, want, warrant, weight, whip hand, wish, wish to goodness, wish very much, worship, worth, would fain do, yea, yea vote, yield to

ROGET THESAURUS

Favor

Correspondence

N correspondence, letter, epistle, note, billet, post card, missive, circular, favor, billet-doux, chit, chitty, letter card, picture post card, postal, card, despatch, dispatch, bulletin, these presents, rescript, rescription, post, epistolary, furor scribendi.

Similarity

VB be similar, look like, resemble, bear resemblance, smack of, savor of, approximate, parallel, match, rhyme with, take after, imitate, favor, span, render similar, assimilate, approximate, bring near, connaturalize, make alike, rhyme, pun.

Aid

N aid, aidance, assistance, help, opitulation, succor, support, lift, advance, furtherance, promotion, coadjuvancy, patronage, championship, countenance, favor, interest, advocacy, sustentation, subvention, alimentation, nutrition, nourishment, eutrophy, manna in the wilderness, food, means, ministry, ministration, subministration, accommodation, relief, rescue, help at a dead lift, supernatural aid, deus ex machina, supplies, reinforcements, reenforcements, succors, contingents, recruits, support, adjunct, ally, aiding, auxiliary, adjuvant, helpful, coadjuvant, subservient, ministrant, ancillary, accessory, subsidiary, at one's beck, at one's beck and call, friendly, amicable, favorable, propitious, well-disposed, neighborly, obliging, with the aid, by the aid of, on behalf of, in behalf of, in aid of, in the service of, in the name of, in favor of, in furtherance of, on account of, for the sake of, on the part of, non obstante, Int, help!, save us!, to the rescue!, alterum alterius auxilio eget, God befriend us as our cause is just, at your service.

VB aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid, come to the aid, of, contribute, subscribe to, bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, afford aid, supply aid, give a helping hand, stretch a hand, lend a helping hand, lend a hand, bear a helping hand, hold out a hand, hold out a helping hand, give one a life, give one a cast, give one a turn, take by the hand, take in tow, help a lame dog over a stile, lend wings to, relieve, rescue, set up, set agoing, set on one's legs, bear through, pull through, give new life to, be the making of, reinforce, reenforce, recruit, set forward, put forward, push forward, give a lift, give a shove, give an impulse to, promote, further, forward, advance expedite, speed, quicken, hasten, support, sustain, uphold, prop, hold up, bolster, cradle, nourish, nurture, nurse, dry nurse, suckle, put out to nurse, manure, cultivate, force, foster, cherish, foment, feed the flame, fan the flame, serve, do service to, tender to, pander to, administer to, subminister to, minister to, tend, attend, wait on, take care of, entertain, smooth the bed of death, oblige, accommodate, consult the wishes of, humor, cheer, encourage, second, stand by, back, back up, pay the piper, abet, work for, make interest for, stick up for, take up the cudgels for, take up the cause of, espouse the cause of, adopt the cause of, advocate, beat up for recruits, press into the service, squire, give moral support to, keep in countenance, countenance, patronize, lend oneself to, lend one's countenance to, smile upon, shine upon, favor, befriend, take in hand, enlist under the banners of, side with, be of use to, subserve, benefit, render a service, conduce.

Lenity

N lenity, lenience, leniency, moderation, tolerance, toleration, mildness, gentleness, favor, indulgence, indulgency, clemency, mercy, forbearance, quarter, compassion, lenient, mild, mild as milk, gentle, soft, tolerant, indulgent, easy-going, clement, forbearing, long-suffering.

Permission

N permission, leave, allowance, sufferance, tolerance, toleration, liberty, law, license, concession, grace, indulgence, favor, dispensation, exemption, release, connivance, vouchsafement, authorization, warranty, accordance, admission, permit, warrant, brevet, precept, sanction, authority, firman, hukm, pass, passport, furlough, license, carte blanche, ticket of leave, grant, charter, patent, letters patent, permitting, permissive, indulgent, permitted, patent, chartered, permissible, allowable, lawful, legitimate, legal, legalized, licit, unforbid, unforbidden, unconditional, by leave, with leave, on leave, speciali gratia, under favor of, pace, ad libitum, by all means, yes, avec permissin, brevet d'invention.

VB permit, give permission, give power, let, allow, admit, suffer, bear with, tolerate, recognize, concede, accord, vouchsafe, favor, humor, gratify, indulge, stretch a point, wink at, connive at, shut one's eyes to, grant, empower, charter, enfranchise, privilege, confer a privilege, license, authorize, warrant, sanction, intrust, give carte blanche, give the reins to, give scope to, leave alone, leave it to one, leave the door open, open the door to, open the flood gates, give a loose to, let off, absolve, release, exonerate, dispense with, ask permission, beg permission, request permission, ask leave, beg leave, request leave.

Giving

N giving, bestowal, bestowment, donation, presentation, presentment, accordance, concession, delivery, consignment, dispensation, communication, endowment, investment, investiture, award, almsgiving, charity, liberality, generosity, gift, donation, present, cadeau, fairing, free gift, boon, favor, benefaction, grant, offering, oblation, sacrifice, immolation, lagniappe, pilon, grace, act of grace, bonus, allowance, contribution, subscription, subsidy, tribute, subvention, bequest, legacy, devise, will, dotation, dot, appanage, voluntary settlement, voluntary conveyance, amortization, alms, largess, bounty, dole, sportule, donative, help, oblation, offertory, honorarium, gratuity, Peter pence, sportula, Christmas box, Easter offering, vail, douceur, drink money, pourboire, trinkgeld, bakshish, fee, consideration, bribe, bait, ground bait, peace offering, handsel, boodle, graft, grease, blat, giver, grantor, donor, feoffer, settlor, giving, given, allowed, allowable, concessional, communicable, charitable, eleemosynary, sportulary, tributary, gratis, donative, auctor pretiosa facit, ex dono, res est ingeniosa dare.

Repute

N repute, distinction, mark, name, figure, repute, reputation, good repute, high repute, note, notability, notoriety, eclat, the bubble reputation, vogue, celebrity, fame, famousness, renown, popularity, aura popularis, approbation, credit, succes d'estime, prestige, talk of the town, name to conjure with, glory, honor, luster, illustriousness, account, regard, respect, reputableness, respectability, good name, good report, fair name, dignity, stateliness, solemnity, grandeur, splendor, nobility, majesty, sublimity, rank, standing, brevet rank, precedence, pas, station, place, status, position, position in society, order, degree, baccalaureate, locus standi, caste, condition, greatness, eminence, height, importance, preeminence, supereminence, high mightiness, primacy, top of the ladder, top of the tree, elevation, ascent, superaltation, exaltation, dignification, aggrandizement, dedication, consecration, enthronement, canonization, celebration, enshrinement, glorification, hero, man of mark, great card, celebrity, worthy, lion, rara avis, notability, somebody, classman, man of rank, pillar of the state, pillar of the church, pillar of the community, chief, first fiddle, cynosure, mirror, flower, pink, pearl, paragon, choice and master spirits of the age, elite, star, sun, constellation, galaxy, ornament, honor, feather in one's cap, halo, aureole, nimbus, halo of glory, blaze of glory, blushing honors, laurels, memory, posthumous fame, niche in the temple of fame, immortality, immortal name, magni nominis umbra, distinguished, distingue, noted, of note, honored, popular, fashionable, in good odor in, favor, in high favor, reputable, respectable, creditable, remarkable, notable, notorious, celebrated, renowned, ion every one's mouth, talked of, famous, famed, far-famed, conspicuous, to the front, foremost, in the front rank, in the ascendant, imperishable, deathless, immortal, never fading, aere perennius, time honored, illustrious, glorious, splendid, brilliant, radiant, bright, full-blown, honorific, eminent, prominent, high, in the zenith, at the head of, at the top of the tree, peerless, of the first water, superior, supereminent, preeminent, great, dignified, proud, noble, honorable, worshipful, lordly, grand, stately, august, princely, imposing, solemn, transcendent, majestic, sacred, sublime, heaven- born, heroic, sans peur et sans reproche, sacrosanct, Int, hail!, all hail!, ave!, viva!, vive!, long life to!, banzai!, glory be to, honor be to?, one's name being in every mouth, one's name living for ever, sic itur ad astra, fama volat, aut Caesar aut nullus, not to know him argues oneself unknown, none but himself could be his parallel, palmam qui meruit ferat, above all Greek above all Roman fame, cineri gloria sera est, great is the glory for the strife is hard, honor virtutis praemium, immensum gloria calcar habet, the glory dies not and the grief is past, vivit post funera virtus.

Wrong

N wrong, what ought not to be, what should not be, malum in se, unreasonableness, grievance, shame, injustice, tort, unfairness, iniquity, foul play, partiality, leaning, bias, favor, favoritism, nepotism, party spirit, partisanship, bigotry, undueness, wrongdoing (vice), unlawfulness, robbing Peter to pay Paul, the wolf and the lamb, vice, a custom more honored in the breach than the obser, wrong, wrongful, bad, too bad, unjust, unfair, inequitable, unequitable, unequal, partial, one-sided, injurious, tortious, objectionable, unreasonable, unallowable, unwarrantable, unjustifiable, improper, unfit, unjustified, illegal, iniquitous, immoral, in the wrong, in the wrong box, wrongly, it will not do.

VB be wrong, cry to heaven for vengeance, do wrong, be inequitable, favor, lean towards, encroach upon, impose upon, reap where one has not sown, give an inch and take an ell, give an inch and take an mile, rob Peter to pay Paul.

Indication

N indication, symbolism, symbolization, semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics, Zeitgeist, characteristic, diagnostic, lineament, feature, trait, fingerprint, voiceprint, footprint, noseprint, cloven hoof, footfall, recognition (memory), diagnostic, divining rod, detector, sign, symbol, index, indice, indicator, point, pointer, exponent, note, token, symptom, dollar sign, dollar mark, type, figure, emblem, cipher, device, representation, epigraph, motto, posy, gesture, gesticulation, pantomime, wink, glance, leer, nod, shrug, beck, touch, nudge, dactylology, dactylonomy, freemasonry, telegraphy, chirology, byplay, dumb show, cue, hint, clue, clew, key, scent, signal, signal post, rocket, blue light, watch fire, watch tower, telegraph, semaphore, flagstaff, cresset, fiery cross, calumet, heliograph, guidon, headlight, mark, scratch, line, stroke, dash, score, stripe, streak, tick, dot, point, notch, nick, print, imprint, impress, impression, keyboard symbols, printing symbols, red letter, italics, sublineation, underlining, bold font, jotting, note, annotation, reference, blaze, cedilla, guillemets, hachure, quotation marks, ", double quotes, " ", parentheses, "( )", brackets, "", braces, "", left arrow, "<", right arrow, ">", forward slash, "/", backward slash, "\", exclamation point, "!", commercial at, "@", pound sign, "#", percent sign, "%", carat, "", ampersand, "&", asterisk, "*", hyphen, "-", dash, "-", "_", em dash, "--", plus sign, "+", equals sign, "=", question mark, "?", period, ", ", semicolon, ", ", colon, ":", comma, ", ", apostrophe, "'", single quote, "'", tilde, "~", badge, criterion, countercheck, countermark, countersign, counterfoil, duplicate, tally, label, ticket, billet, letter, counter, check, chip, chop, dib, totem, tessera, card, bill, witness, voucher, stamp, cacher, trade mark, Hall mark, signature, mark, autograph, autography, attestation, hand, hand writing, sign manual, cipher, seal, sigil, signet, hand and seal, paraph, brand, superscription, indorsement, endorsement, password, watchword, catchword, security card, pass, passkey, credentials, open sesame, timbrology, mot de passe, mot du guet, pass-parole, shibboleth, title, heading, docket, address card, visiting card, carte de visite, insignia, banner, banneret, bannerol, bandrol, flag, colors, streamer, standard, eagle, labarum, oriflamb, oriflamme, figurehead, ensign, pennon, pennant, pendant, burgee, blue Peter, jack, ancient, gonfalon, union jack, banderole, old glory, quarantine flag, vexillum, yellow-flag, yellow jack, tricolor, stars and stripes, bunting, heraldry, crest, coat of arms, arms, armorial bearings, hatchment, escutcheon, scutcheon, shield, supporters, livery, uniform, cockade, epaulet, chevron, garland, love knot, favor, beacon, cairn, post, staff, flagstaff, hand, pointer, vane, cock, weathercock, guidepost, handpost, fingerpost, directing post, signpost, pillars of Hercules, pharos, bale-fire, beacon-fire, l'etoile du Nord, landmark, seamark, lighthouse, balize, polestar, loadstar, lodestar, cynosure, guide, address, direction, name, sign, signboard, warning, omen, prefigurement, trace, record, warning &c, alarm, scepter, trophy, gauge, milestone, milepost, brand, fool's cap, check, telltale, test, mileage ticket, milliary, notification, advertisement, word of command, call, bugle call, trumpet call, bell, alarum, cry, battle cry, rallying cry, angelus, reveille, sacring bell, sanctus bell, exposition &c (explanation), proof, pattern, indicating, indicative, indicatory, denotative, connotative, diacritical, representative, typical, symbolic, pantomimic, pathognomonic, symptomatic, characteristic, demonstrative, diagnostic, exponential, emblematic, armorial, individual, known by, recognizable by, indicated, pointed, marked, denotable, indelible, in token of, symbolically, in dumb show, ecce signum, ex ungue leonem, ex pede Herculem, vide ut supra, vultus ariete fortior.


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