Definition of in favour of in English:

in favour of

1To be replaced by: he stepped down as leader in favour of his rival
More example sentences
  • When they fail that task I vote them out in favour of someone who will try harder.
2In support or to the advantage of: members have voted in favour of strike action the judge decided in favour of the defendant
More example sentences
  • The union warned of a walkout in the new year if workers vote in favour of strikes.
  • Members voted overwhelmingly in favour of annual elections in a recent ballot.
  • Many locals and individual unions have voted in favor of a one-day general strike.
Synonyms
on the side of, pro, for, all for, giving support to, giving backing to, right behind, encouraging of, approving of, sympathetic to
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