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Could you do me a small favor?
I'll ask Steve. He owes me a favor.
Thanks very much for your help. I'll be sure to return the favor some time.
This approach has found more favor in the U.S. than in Britain.
a young player who has yet to gain favor with the coach
Nuclear power stations have lost favor in recent years.
an ambitious young man willing to curry favor with the boss
All those in favor of the motion, please raise your hands.
The document outlines the arguments in favor of the proposal.
I am all in favor of trying to find ways to save money, but we have to maintain certain standards of quality.
Last night people voted in favor of the recycling plan.
The court ruled in Mrs. Adams' favor.
They have come out very strongly in favor of the proposed merger.
This is the American English definition of favor. View British English definition of favor.
a shape similar to a circle but longer than it is wide
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