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verb [transitive] computing favourite pronunciation in British English /ˈfeɪv(ə)rɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefavouriting
past tensefavourited
past participlefavourited
  1. 1
    to mark something as a favourite on a social media site to show that you like it or agree with it

    The tweet has been favorited over 120,000 times.

  2. 2
    to mark a website or an item on a website so you can find it easily again

    You can favourite blog posts, articles, and other nuggets of info.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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