Favor

Fa"vor

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Favored (f"vrd); 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.
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O happy youth! and favored of the skies.
Pope.
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He that favoreth Joab, . . . let him go after Joab.
2 Sam. xx. 11.
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[The painter] has favored her squint admirably.
Swift.
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2. To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.
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3. To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father.
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The porter owned that the gentleman favored his master.
Spectator.
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