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favor also: (British) favour
American English: /ˈfeɪvər/
British English: /ˈfeɪvə/

Translation of favor in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (approval) the king's favor
    el favor del rey
    to find favor with somebody [formal]
    ser bien recibido por alguien
    tener buena acogida por parte de alguien [formal]
    to gain/lose favor
    ganar/perder aceptación
    to come back into favor
    volver a tener aceptación
    he isn't in favor with the boss now
    ya no cuenta con el apoyo del jefe
    he fell out of favor with the party
    cayó en desgracia en el partido
    to look with favor on something/somebody [formal]
    mirar algo/a alguien con benevolencia
    to curry favor with somebody
    tratar de congraciarse con alguien
    tratar de ganarse el favor de alguien
    Example sentences
    • The union leader observed that students had lost support and favour from members of the public as a result of their riotous and unruly behaviour.
    • The emperor eventually became the ultimate patron, and as time went on, without his support and favour, even the most ambitious senator could not hold high office.
    • Leaders in Europe should withdraw all favor and support from any Palestinian ruler who fails his people and betrays their cause.
    1.2 (partiality) to show favor to somebody
    favorecer a alguien
    Example sentences
    • Both sides of a trial seek bias in their own favour as, according to the film's ads, some cases ‘are too important to be left to juries’.
    • His petition to the Scottish parliament accuses government bodies meant to regulate the fish farming industry of being biased in its favour.
    • This pact is utterly one-sided-in Mexico's favor.
  • 2in favor 66% in favor, 34% against
    66% a favor, 34% en contra
    to be/speak in favor of somebody or in somebody's favor
    estar/hablar a or en favor de alguien
    to be/speak in favor of something/-ing
    estar/hablar a favor de algo/+ infinitive
    she spoke in favor of the candidate
    habló a or en favor del candidato
    I'm all in favor of a pay increase
    estoy totalmente a favor de un aumento de sueldo
    they're in favor of renewing the contract
    están a favor de renovar el contrato
    the balance in your favor is $5,000
    el saldo a su favor es de 5.000 dólares
    the judge found in the plaintiff's favor
    el juez se pronunció a or en favor del demandante
    the check was made out in his favor/in favor of the club
    el cheque fue extendido a su nombre/en nombre del club
    the wind is in our favor
    llevamos or tenemos el viento a nuestro favor
  • 3 countable (act of kindness) can I ask you a favor or ask a favor of you?
    ¿puedo pedirte un favor?
    don't expect any favors from him
    no esperes favores de él
    as a favor (to somebody)
    como un favor (a alguien)
    to do somebody a favor
    hacerle un favor a alguien
    just do me a favor and keep quiet
    haz(me) el favor de callarte
    would you do me the favor of moving your car?
    ¿me haría el favor de mover el coche?
    do me a favor! (British)
    ¡hazme el favor!
    ¡déjate de historias!
    Example sentences
    • Of course what they really meant was, ‘Do me a favour.’
    • Do us a favour: Read this book and listen to this tape.
    • Do us a favour, get a dictionary and look up what a gradient is.
  • 4
    also: favors plural
    (sexual intimacy) [formal] [euphemistic]
    favores (masculine plural) [euphemistic] [humorous]
    Example sentences
    • The priest borrows the sum from the merchant and hands it to the wife, and the wife grants him her favours.
  • 5 5.1 (token) (History) 5.2 (party gift)
    sorpresa (feminine)
    regalito (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Physicians are often enticed to attend these CME programs with free meals and other favors and gifts.
    • When you're preparing the baby shower supplies, gifts and favors, the shower theme will practically tell you the best ideas to pick up.
    • The tricky thing is to draw an appropriate line between a token gift or favor and a more substantial one.
    5.3 (on wedding cake)

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (be in favor of)
    estar a favor de
    ser partidario de
    a spot favored by anglers
    un lugar que goza de popularidad entre los pescadores
    1.2 (be favorable to) 1.3 (treat preferentially)
    tratar con favoritismo
    also: favored past participle
    most favored nation
    nación (feminine) más favorecida
    a secret known only to the or a favored few
    un secreto que solo conoce una minoría selecta
  • 2 (oblige) [formal]to favor somebody with somethinghe favored us with an interview
    nos honró concediéndonos una entrevista [ironic]
    se dignó a concedernos una entrevista
    will you favor us with your presence?
    ¿nos honraría con su presencia?
  • 4 (spare, treat gently)
    no forzar
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