Definition of in favour of in English:

in favour of


  • 1To be replaced by.

    ‘he stepped down as leader in favour of his rival’
    • ‘When they fail that task I vote them out in favour of someone who will try harder.’
  • 2In support or to the advantage of.

    ‘members have voted in favour of strike action’
    ‘the judge decided in favour of the defendant’
    • ‘In the end, no councillor voted in favour of the application and the plans were refused.’
    • ‘In a ballot held in March last year tenants voted in favour of the transfer.’
    • ‘Eight members of the development control committee voted in favour of the project.’
    • ‘Those who voted in favour of the closure argue it will help preserve the historic structure.’
    • ‘Members voted overwhelmingly in favour of annual elections in a recent ballot.’
    • ‘If a majority of members are in favour of strike action, dates for a walkout will be announced.’
    • ‘Many locals and individual unions have voted in favor of a one-day general strike.’
    • ‘The union warned of a walkout in the new year if workers vote in favour of strikes.’
    • ‘How can he use this document as justification for voting in favour of the mall?’
    • ‘It was rumored that certificates were issued to those who were sure to vote in favor of revoking the charter.’
    on the side of, pro, for, all for, giving support to, giving backing to, right behind, encouraging of, approving of, sympathetic to
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