Definition of in favor of in US English:

in favor of


  • 1To be replaced by.

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

    ‘the final score was 25-16 in favor of Washington’
    • ‘In a ballot held in March last year tenants voted in favour of the transfer.’
    • ‘It was rumored that certificates were issued to those who were sure to vote in favor of revoking the charter.’
    • ‘Many locals and individual unions have voted in favor of a one-day general strike.’
    • ‘Members voted overwhelmingly in favour of annual elections in a recent ballot.’
    • ‘The union warned of a walkout in the new year if workers vote in favour of strikes.’
    • ‘In the end, no councillor voted in favour of the application and the plans were refused.’
    • ‘How can he use this document as justification for voting in favour of the mall?’
    • ‘If a majority of members are in favour of strike action, dates for a walkout will be announced.’
    • ‘Those who voted in favour of the closure argue it will help preserve the historic structure.’
    • ‘Eight members of the development control committee voted in favour of the project.’
    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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