Synonyms of favour in English:



  • 1 will you do me a favour?
    good turn, service, kind act, good deed, act of kindness, kindness, courtesy, indulgence; benefit, boon
    will you do me a favour?
    [Antonyms] disservice
  • 2 she looked on him with favour
    approval, approbation, commendation, esteem, goodwill, kindness, benevolence, friendliness
    she looked on him with favour
    [Antonyms] disfavour, disapproval
  • 5 archaic I am your lady and you shall wear my favours
    ribbon, rosette, badge; token, token of affection, token of esteem; keepsake, souvenir, memento
    archaic remembrancer


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  • 3 he was angry that his father always favoured George
    show favouritism towards, have a bias towards, treat with partiality, have as a favourite, think more highly of, hold in higher regard; indulge, pamper, spoil
  • 4 the conditions favoured the other team
    benefit, be to the advantage of, be advantageous to, oblige, help, assist, aid, lend a hand to, advance, abet, succour, serve, be of service to, do someone a favour, meet the needs of
    the conditions favoured the other team
    [Antonyms] hinder
  • 6 informal Travis favours our father in colouring See resemble


in favour

the firm remains in favour with investors popularwell likedlikedfavouredwell receivedapprovedadmiredacceptedwelcomesought-afterin demanddesiredwanted

in favour of

two thirds of them were in favour of a strike
[Antonyms] against
on the side ofproforall forgiving support togiving backing toright behindencouraging ofapproving ofsympathetic to

out of favour

a company that is out of favour with the stock market
[Antonyms] in favour
in disgraceunpopularin bad odour informalin someone's bad/black booksin the doghouseNew Zealand informalin the dogbox

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