- vt. 赞成；喜欢；像；赐予；证实
- n. 喜爱；欢心；好感
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来自拉丁语favere, 好感，来自PIE*ghow, 尊敬，崇拜，词源同gaze.古罗马学者西塞罗将该词词义弱化为亲切，友好，偏好。
- favor (n.)
- c. 1300, "attractiveness, beauty, charm" (archaic), from Old French favor "a favor; approval, praise; applause; partiality" (13c., Modern French faveur), from Latin favorem (nominative favor) "good will, inclination, partiality, support," coined by Cicero from stem of favere "to show kindness to," from PIE *ghow-e- "to honor, revere, worship" (cognate: Old Norse ga "to heed").
Meaning "good will, kind regard" is from mid-14c. in English; sense of "act of kindness, a kindness done" is from late 14c. Meaning "bias, partiality" is from late 14c. Meaning "thing given as a mark of favor" is from late 15c. Phrase in favor of recorded from 1560s.
- favor (v.)
- mid-14c., "to regard with favor, indulge, treat with partiality," from Old French favorer, from favor "a favor, partiality" (see favor (n.)). Meaning "to resemble, look somewhat like" is from c. 1600. Related: Favored; favoring.
- 1. Recent opinion polls show that 60 percent favor abortion under certain circumstances.
- 2. Safire writes hilariously of being banished from presidential favor.
- 3. Good old Bergen would do him the favor.
- 4. The margin in favor was 280-to-153.
- 5. The jury voted 8-to-4 in favor of acquittal.
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