Favoring
Favor Fa"vor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Favored} (f[=a]"v[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Favoring}.] [Written also favour.] [Cf. OF. favorer, favorir. See {Favor}, n.] 1. 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. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

He that favoreth Joab, . . . let him go after Joab. --2 Sam. xx. 11. [1913 Webster]

[The painter] has favored her squint admirably. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Favoring — Fa vor*ing, a. That favors. {Fa vor*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favoring — index auspicious, favorable (expressing approval), inequitable, lenient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • favoring — Synonyms and related words: advantageous, advocating, agential, agentival, agentive, alike, aped, approving, assisting, auspicious, backing, beneficial, benign, benignant, better, brave, bright, conducive, consimilar, copied, counterfeit,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • favoring — favor (Amer.) fa·vor || feɪvÉ™(r) n. kindness; approval; bias, prejudice; preferential treatment; small gift; ribbon, badge of loyalty (also favour) fa·vor || feɪvÉ™(r) v. prefer; show kindness to; treat well; support, help; resemble …   English contemporary dictionary

  • favoring — present part of favor …   Useful english dictionary

  • favoring circumstance — index advantage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • favoring influence — index auspices Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Favoringly — Favoring Fa vor*ing, a. That favors. {Fa vor*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impartial — Favoring neither; disinterested; treating all alike; unbiased; equitable, fair, and just …   Black's law dictionary

  • impartial — Favoring neither; disinterested; treating all alike; unbiased; equitable, fair, and just …   Black's law dictionary

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