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 the end, no councillor voted in favour of the application and the plans were refused.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was rumored that certificates were issued to those who were sure to vote in favor of revoking the charter.’
    • ‘Those who voted in favour of the closure argue it will help preserve the historic structure.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If a majority of members are in favour of strike action, dates for a walkout will be announced.’
    • ‘How can he use this document as justification for voting in favour of the mall?’
    • ‘Members voted overwhelmingly in favour of annual elections in a recent ballot.’
    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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