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Spanish translation of 'favour'

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(especially British) or favor (US) [ˈfeɪvəʳ ]
1.  (kindness) favor m
I don’t expect any favours in return no espero que me devuelvas/devuelvan etc el favor
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! (informal, humorous) ¡haz el favor! (iro)
do me a favour and clear off (informal) ¡haz el favor de largarte! (inf)
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
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
to find favour with sb [person] ganarse la aceptación de algn; [suggestion, product, style] tener buena acogida por parte de algnser 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
to lose favour perder aceptación
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
to fall out of favour [person] caer en desgracia; [product, style] perder aceptación
to win sb’s favour ganarse la aceptación de algn
his proposals were not looked upon with favour sus propuestas no fueron consideradas favorablemente
3.  (support, advantage) favor m
to be in favour of (doing) sth estar a favor de (hacer) algoser 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
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
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
that’s a point in his favour es un punto a su favor
4.  (favouritism) favoritismo m
to show favour to sb favorecer a algntratar a algn con favoritismo
your favour of the 5th inst (old-fashioned) (Business) su atenta del 5 del corriente
6.  (History)
(token) prenda ffavor (dated) m
favours (especially British), favors (US) (euphemistic)
(sexual) favores mpl
transitive verb
1.  (support)
[idea, scheme, view] estar a favor deser partidario de
he favours higher taxes está a favor de or es partidario de impuestos más elevados
2.  (be beneficial to) favorecer
the scholarship programme favours boys el programa de becas favorece a los chicos
circumstances that favour this scheme circunstancias fpl que favorecen este plancircunstancias fpl propicias para este plan
3.  (prefer, like) preferir
they favour British-made cars prefieren los coches de fabricación británica
4.  (treat with favouritism) tratar con favoritismo
5.  (formal) (honour)
to favour sb with sth honrar a algn con algo
he eventually favoured us with a visit (humorous) por fin nos honró con su visitapor fin se dignó a visitarnos
6.  (resemble) parecerse asalir a
he favours his father se parece a su padresale a su padre
7.  (protect)
[injured limb] tener cuidado con
8.  (Sport)
he is favoured to win es el favorito para ganar

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Example Sentences Including 'favour'

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Just 15 % of businesses favour the certainty of a swift deal.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Regular savings accounts This is the plain vanilla option and the one most favoured by parents and grandparents.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She has been impeached for allegedly accepting multimillionpound bungs in return for political favours.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The playing field is skewed in favour of people who can call on parental assistance.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Because people admire them they can call in favours that money couldn't buy.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Slowly the thriller imagery subsided in favour of something more profound.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
This could work in your favour as the people who matter will see how versatile you are.
The Sun (2015)
This may mean accepting one, only to turn down that employer in favour of another when a better offer comes along.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
When favours all go one way, it can test any relationship.
The Sun (2017)
Which way works best when asking for a favour?
The Sun (2015)
He won over course and distance on testing ground in February and gets his favoured conditions today.
The Sun (2017)
The ground has come in her favour and she is bred to stay the mile.
The Sun (2016)
Perhaps she hopes to return the favour.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Perhaps you might return the favour and make her happy.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Did they really think it would make him change the law to favour fathers in custody battles?
The Sun (2006)
It rejected a host of tentative offers for the business in favour of selling individual stores.
The Sun (2009)
It's refreshing to see two minted footballers favouring campsites to luxurious destinations.
The Sun (2010)
Mothers are more likely than fathers to favour school uniforms.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Not all will find favour.
The Sun (2016)
Now do the nation a favour and show your own bottle in a similar way.
The Sun (2008)
Stansted had voted by nine to one in favour of industrial action.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
They broadly said that they favoured the cheaper ones.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
They were quizzed on suspicion of entertaining cops to win favours.
The Sun (2016)
This must have been them returning the favour.
The Sun (2016)
Yet on the day the muddy conditions favoured the away team.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You can return the favour another time.
The Sun (2016)
Its failure to find favour with a publisher will no doubt excite schadenfreude in a few hearts.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Within hours it emerged that his favoured ice-cream flavour had ceased to be.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)

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'favour' in Other Languages

British English: favour /ˈfeɪvə/ NOUN
If you regard something or someone with favour, you like or support them.
The changes found favour with most people.
  • American English: favor
  • Arabic: رِضاً
  • Brazilian Portuguese: favor
  • Chinese: 宠爱
  • Croatian: usluga
  • Czech: přízeň
  • Danish: tjeneste
  • Dutch: instemming
  • European Spanish: favor
  • Finnish: suosio
  • French: faveur appréciation
  • German: Gefallen
  • Greek: εύνοια
  • Italian: favore
  • Japanese: 賛成
  • Korean: 호의
  • Norwegian: tjeneste
  • Polish: przysługa
  • European Portuguese: favor
  • Romanian: favoare
  • Russian: благосклонность
  • Spanish: favor
  • Swedish: tjänst hjälp
  • Thai: ความชื่นชอบ
  • Turkish: yardım
  • Ukrainian: прихильність
  • Vietnamese: sự quý mến


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