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English[]

Alternative spellings[]

Etymology[]

Template:Xno[[Category:Template:Xno derivations|Favour]] [[favour#Template:Xno|favour]], mainland Old French favor, from Latin favor

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /ˈfeɪvə
  • SAMPA: /feIv@/
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    (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪvə(r)
  • Hyphenation: fa‧vour

Noun[]

Singular
Favour

Plural
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Favour ({{{1}}})

  1. A piece of help, usually to be repaid
    I need a favour. Could you lend me 5 dollars til tomorrow, please?

Usage notes[]

  • We usually use to do someone a favour.
  • See Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take for uses and meaning of favour collocated with these words.

Translations[]

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Favour

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to Favour (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. To look upon fondly; to prefer.
    • Most Favoured Nation status
    • "And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women." —Luke 1:28, King James version, 1611
  2. To do a favour (noun sense 1) for; to show beneficence toward.
    • "Would you favour us with a poetry reading?"

Translations[]

Derived terms[]

  • favourable
  • favoured
  • favourite
  • favouritism

Anglo-Norman[]

Noun[]

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  1. Late Anglo-Norman spelling of favor.
    [V]ous leur veulliez faire favour[,] ease et desport sanz faire a eux ou soeffrer estre fait de nully male, moleste, injurie, damage indehucee, destourbance ne empeschement en aucune manere.

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