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Synonyms for favor

an act requiring special generosity

favorable regard

a feeling of deference, approval, and liking

favorable or preferential bias

to perform a service or a courteous act for

to be favorably disposed toward

to show partiality toward (someone)

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to lend supportive approval to

to treat with inordinate gentleness and care

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to be similar to, as in appearance

Synonyms for favor

an act of gracious kindness

an advantage to the benefit of someone or something

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an inclination to approve

a feeling of favorable regard

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souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party

consider as the favorite

treat gently or carefully

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bestow a privilege upon

References in classic literature ?
Very properly, therefore, have the convention added this constitutional bulwark in favor of personal security and private rights; and I am much deceived if they have not, in so doing, as faithfully consulted the genuine sentiments as the undoubted interests of their constituents.
Or,--and, surely, anything so undeniably just could not be beyond the limits of reasonable anticipation,--the great claim to the heritage of Waldo County might finally be decided in favor of the Pyncheons; so that, instead of keeping a cent-shop, Hepzibah would build a palace, and look down from its highest tower on hill, dale, forest, field, and town, as her own share of the ancestral territory.
I have thought it proper to quote at length these interesting passages, because they contain a luminous abridgment of the principal arguments in favor of the Union, and must effectually remove the false impressions which a misapplication of other parts of the work was calculated to make.
One solitary town, Tampa Town, was able to put in a claim in favor of its situation.
Madame de Bellegarde fixed her eyes on the floor, and Newman thought it probable she was weighing the reasons in favor of resenting the brutality of this remark.