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’

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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
archaic 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
informal 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

    New Zealand informal

    in the dogbox

    ANTONYMS

    in favour