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adjective favorable pronunciation in American English /ˈfeɪv(ə)rəb(ə)l/
  1. 1
    showing that someone likes or approves of someone or something

    Reaction to the plan has been generally favorable.

    in a favorable light:

    The general was portrayed in a more favorable light in a recent study be the U.S. Defense Department.

    favorable to:

    Most senior staff were favorable to the idea.

  2. 2
    giving someone or something an advantage or a benefit

    They decided to delay the trip until conditions were more favorable.

    Part-time workers should not receive less favorable treatment than full-timers.

    favorable to:

    Government policies were overwhelmingly favorable to employees.

    1. a.
      a favorable price is inexpensive or reasonable

      We are offering very favorable terms to our regular customers.

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  3. 3
    showing that something good is likely to happen

    a favorable weather forecast

    Analysts said the outlook was favorable after stocks closed on Friday.

  4. 4
    giving agreement to something

    We are hoping for a favorable reply from the committee.

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 favorable pronunciation in American English  adverb

American reviewers have compared him favorably with John Irving

I believe we were favorably impressed with one another.


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