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Entry Word: favor
Function: noun
Text: 1 an act of kind assistance <a good and generous friend who is always doing favors for others>
Synonyms boon, courtesy, grace, indulgence, kindness, mercy, service, turn
Related Words dispensation, waiver; advantage, benefit, blessing, godsend, manna; liberty, license (or licence), privilege
Near Antonyms hindrance, impediment, obstacle
2 a feeling of great approval and liking <entertainers often learn that the favor of the public can be fickle indeed> -- see ADMIRATION 1
3 an acceptance of something as satisfactory <over the years that kind of movie fell out of favor with the mass audience> -- see APPROVAL 1
4 an attitude that always favors one way of feeling or acting especially without considering any other possibilities <although his own son is on the hockey team that he coaches, Mr. Watkins conscientiously avoids any show of favor> -- see BIAS
5 positive regard for something <was willing to do just about anything to keep the boss's favor> -- see LIKING
6 the state of enjoying widespread approval <after that rock band fell out of favor--almost overnight--the stores couldn't give their CDs away> -- see POPULARITY