favour

favour
favor (US)
[ˈfeɪvəʳ]
noun
1 (kindness) favor (m)
I don't expect any favours in return no espero que me devuelvas/devuelvan etc el favor
quite a few people owe me favours at the moment [as] a favour (to me)
he did it as a favour (to me) (me) lo hizo como un favor
to ask a favour of sb pedir un favor a algn
to do sb a favour hacer un favor a algn
do me the favour of closing the door ¿me hace el favor de cerrar la puerta?; do me a favour! ¡haz el favor! (ironic); do me a favour and clear off ¡haz el favor de largarte! (informal); do yourself a favour and get a haircut si te cortas el pelo te harás un favor; those suits you wear do you no favours esos trajes que te pones no te favorecen nada
I've come to ask you to do me a favour why don't you do us all a favour and smile a bit more? I can see you're not going to do me any favours to do o.s. a favour you're not doing yourself any favours by refusing to cooperate I hope I'll get a chance to return the favour sometime
2 (approval)
to curry favour with sb tratar de ganar el favor de algn
to fall from favour [+person] caer en desgracia; [+product, style] perder aceptación
Grobbelaar fell from favour when he put his country, Zimbabwe, before clu folk remedies have steadily fallen from favour as there are so many ready-made chemical preparations on the market Trotsky was expelled from the Soviet Union when he fell out of favour with Stalin Siza works in a stripped-down modernist style that has fallen out of favor
to find favour with sb [+person] ganarse la aceptación de algn; [+suggestion, product, style] tener buena acogida por parte de algn; ser bien acogido por algn
to gain favour with sb ganarse la aceptación de algn
to be in favour with sb [+person] gozar del favor de algn; [+product, style] gozar de la aceptación de algn
this style is in favour at the moment
to lose favour perder aceptación
to be [out of] favour
he's currently out of favour with the prime minister actualmente no goza del favor del primer ministro
British companies are clearly out of favour se ve claramente que las compañías británicas no tienen aceptación
the big banks are somewhat out of favour
to fall out of favour [+person] caer en desgracia; [+product, style] perder aceptación
Grobbelaar fell from favour when he put his country, Zimbabwe, before clu folk remedies have steadily fallen from favour as there are so many ready-made chemical preparations on the market Trotsky was expelled from the Soviet Union when he fell out of favour with Stalin Siza works in a stripped-down modernist style that has fallen out of favor
to win sb's favour ganarse la aceptación de algn
his proposals were not looked upon with favour sus propuestas no fueron consideradas favorablemente
the newspapers were full of his fall from favour
3 (support, advantage) favor (m)
to be in favour of (doing) sth estar a favor de (hacer) algo; ser partidario de (hacer) algo
he is in favour of the death penalty está a favor de or es partidario de la pena de muerte; I am in favour of selling the house soy partidario de or estoy a favor de vender la casa; the result of the vote was 111 in favour and 25 against el resultado de la votación fue 111 votos a favor y 25 en contra
to vote in favour (of) I wouldn't be in favour of tax cuts
the traffic lights are in our favour los semáforos están a favor nuestro; it's in our favour to act now nos beneficia actuar ahora
firms are trying to shift the balance of power back to their favour
a cheque made out in favour of un cheque extendido a nombre de
the court found in their favour el tribunal falló a or en su favor
balance in your favour saldo (m) a su favor
to [decide] in favour of sth/sb
that's a point in his favour es un punto a su favor
4 (favouritism) favoritismo (m)
to show favour to sb favorecer a algn; tratar a algn con favoritismo
5
your favour of the 5th inst (Comm) su atenta del 5 del corriente
6 (Hist) (token) prenda (f); favor (old-fashioned) (m)
7 favours (sexual) favores (m)
during the war she gave her favours to German soldiers he sensed she was the type who never yield their favours without a price-tag attached
transitive verb
1 (support) [+idea, scheme, view] estar a favor de; ser partidario de
he favours higher taxes está a favor de or es partidario de impuestos más elevados
I don't favour the idea many governments favour higher rates of home ownership the French favour a transition to democracy people in the arts overwhelmingly favour Labour
2 (be beneficial to) favorecer
the scholarship programme favours boys el programa de becas favorece a los chicos; circumstances that favour this scheme circunstancias (f) que favorecen este plan; circunstancias (f) propicias para este plan
fortune favours the brave There are also other factors which favor the growth of racial hatred the good weather favoured the journey welfare programmes, hurting the poor and favouring the rich
3 (prefer, like) preferir
they favour British-made cars prefieren los coches de fabricación británica
she favours miniskirts He favoured a lager called Old Milwaukee he favours blue Coalburg & Corntown residents favor cars built by American Motors she didn't favour the telephone as a means of communication Perhaps the Moscow council prefers extra cheese, while the Kievski council favors mushrooms At 16 he was flashy, favouring purple suits A slight, animated woman who favors mod miniskirts and go-go boots
4 (treat with favouritism) tratar con favoritismo
his teacher was accused of favouring him party leaders are said to favour the bosses she professed to be upset if he seemed to favour one or other of them she "cut his lamb chops" too, blatantly favouring him over his sister
5 (honour)
to favour sb with sth honrar a algn con algo; he eventually favoured us with a visit por fin nos honró con su visita; por fin se dignó a visitarnos
she favoured him with a smile he didn't favour us with a reply
6 (resemble) parecerse a; salir a
he favours his father se parece a su padre; sale a su padre
7 (protect) [+injured limb] tener cuidado con
a footballer favouring an injured leg he put on his shirt, still favouring his left arm
8 (Dep)
he is favoured to win es el favorito para ganar
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