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  1. 1
    supporting a person or an idea, proposal etc that you believe is right

    Those in favour of the motion, please raise your hands now.

    be all in favour of someone/something:

    I am all in favour of trying to find ways to save money.

    vote in favour of something:

    The council voted 11–3 in favour of providing the extra money.

    find/decide/rule in favour of someone:

    The court ruled in Mrs Adams’ favour.

    come down in favour of someone/something (=decide to support them):

    They have come down very strongly in favour of the proposed merger.

  2. 2
    preferring to choose someone or something that you believe is better

    Manchester was rejected in favour of Liverpool as the site for the new stadium.

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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