Synonyms of favour in English:

favour


See definition of favour

noun

1‘will you do me a favour?’

SYNONYMS

good turn, service, kind act, good deed, act of kindness, kindness, courtesy, indulgence

benefit, boon

ANTONYMS

disservice

2‘she looked on him with favour’

SYNONYMS

approval, approbation, commendation, esteem, goodwill, kindness, benevolence, friendliness

ANTONYMS

disfavour, disapproval

3‘they accused you of showing favour to one of the players’

SYNONYMS

favouritism, bias, partiality, unfair preference, prejudice, partisanship, one-sidedness

4‘serve the king well and you shall receive his favour’

SYNONYMS

patronage, backing, support, aid, assistance, championship, aegis

auspices

5‘I am your lady and you shall wear my favours’

SYNONYMS

ribbon, rosette, badge

token, token of affection, token of esteem

keepsake, souvenir, memento

remembrancer


verb

1‘the party favours reform of the electoral system’

SYNONYMS

advocate, recommend, advise, subscribe to, approve of, look on with favour, be in favour of, support, back, champion

campaign for, stand up for, argue for, press for, lobby for, urge, promote, espouse, endorse, sanction, vouch for

informal plug, push

ANTONYMS

oppose

2‘Robyn favours loose dark clothes’

SYNONYMS

prefer, go in for, go for, choose, opt for, select, pick, plump for, single out, incline towards, lean towards, be partial to, like

informal fancy

ANTONYMS

dislike

3‘he was angry that his father always favoured George’

SYNONYMS

show favouritism towards, have a bias towards, treat with partiality, have as a favourite, think more highly of, hold in higher regard

indulge, pamper, spoil

4‘the conditions favoured the other team’

SYNONYMS

benefit, be to the advantage of, be advantageous to, oblige, help, assist, aid, lend a hand to, advance, abet, succour, serve, be of service to, do someone a favour, meet the needs of

ANTONYMS

hinder

5‘he favoured Lucy with a smile’

SYNONYMS

oblige, accommodate, gratify, satisfy, humour, indulge, pander to, put oneself out for

honour

6‘Travis favours our father in colouring’

SYNONYMS

resemble, look like, be like, be similar to, bear a resemblance to, remind one of, put one in mind of, take after, have the look of

be the spit of, be the spitting image of, be a dead ringer for

archaic bear semblance to

ANTONYMS

differ from


Phrases

    in favour

      ‘the firm remains in favour with investors’

      SYNONYMS

      popular, well liked, liked, favoured, well received, approved, admired, accepted, welcome, sought-after, in demand, desired, wanted

    in favour of

      ‘two thirds of them were in favour of a strike’

      SYNONYMS

      on the side of, pro, for, all for, giving support to, giving backing to, right behind, encouraging of, approving of, sympathetic to

      ANTONYMS

      against

    out of favour

      ‘a company that is out of favour with the stock market’

      SYNONYMS

      in disgrace, unpopular, in bad odour

      informal

      in someone's bad books, in someone's black books, in the doghouse

      NZ informal

      in the dogbox

      ANTONYMS

      in favour