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favor / favour
 
favor   -noun masculine
1. (=ayuda)   favour,   favor United States
·favor de venir puntualmente
(Mexicoéx)   please be punctual
a. [hacer] un favor a somebody, someone =   to do somebody a favour
·¿me puedes hacer un favor?
·can you do me a favour?
·¡está para hacerle un favor!
**   she'noun really something! *
·hacer un flaco favor a somebody, someone
·to do no favours to somebody
·¿me hace el favor de bajarme la maleta?
·I wonder if you could get my suitcase down for me, please?,   could you possibly get my suitcase down for me, please?
·¡haced el favor de callaros!
·will you please be quiet!
·si hace el favor de pasar
·if you'd like o care to go in
·si hace favor
(Latin America)   if you don't mind
b. [pedir] un favor a somebody, someone =   to ask somebody (for) a favour,   ask a favour of somebody masculineánoun formal usage
c. [por] favor =   please
·¿me dejan pasar, por favor?
·could I get past, please?
·¡por favor! ¡qué calor hace!
·goodness me, it'noun hot today!
·favor con favor se paga
·one good turn deserves another
2. (locuciones)
2.1. [a] favor =   in favour
·hay un 50% de gente a favor
·50% of people are in favour
·votos a favor
·votes in favour
·¿estánoun a favor o en contra?
·are you for or against it?
·tener el viento a favor
·to have the wind behind one o in one'noun favour
2.2. [a] favor [de] =   in favour of
·no me convencen sus argumentos a favor de la huelga
·I'masculine not convinced by his arguments in favour of the strike
·¿está a favor de poner fin al bloqueo del paínoun?
·are you in favour of ending the blockade of the country?
·la balanza está a nuestro favor
·the balance is in our favour
·el tiempo corre a nuestro favor
·time is on our side
·lo tenía todo a su favor
·she had everything going for her
·el partido ya estaba decidido a favor de la jugadora española
·the Spanish player already had the match sewn up
b. ir a favor de la [corriente] =   to go with the flow
c. a favor de la [noche] =   under cover of darkness
d. [votar] a favor de algo =   to vote in favour of something
2.3. [en] favor [de]
[abdicar, manifestarse]   in favour of
[intervenir]   on behalf of
[trabajar, luchar]   for
·el director se manifestó en favor del cine europeo
·the director spoke in favour of o expressed his support for the European film industry
·piden a la ONU su intervenciónoun en favor de los detenidos
·the UN is being asked to intervene on behalf of those detained
·una recogida de firmas en favor del indulto de los presos
·a petition for the pardon of the prisoners
·siempre abogó en favor de los masculineánoun débiles
·he always defended the underdog
·se tomaránoun nuevas medidas en favor de los ganaderos
·new measures are to be taken to help livestock farmers
·el sistema fue perdiendo terreno en favor de otros masculineétodos masculineánoun modernos
·the system gradually lost ground to more up-to-date methods
3. (=apoyo)
a. [del rey, dioses]   favour,   favor United States,   protection
b. [del público]   support
·gracias al favor del rey
·thanks to the king'noun protection,   thanks to the favour he enjoyed with the king
·la pérdida del favor popular
·the loss of popular support
·la película nunca tuvo el favor del gran público
·the movie never found favour with the general public
·ha sabido ganarse el favor de la audiencia
·she has succeeded in winning the audience'noun affection
c. [gozar] del favor de somebody, someone =   to have somebody'noun support o backing,   enjoy somebody'noun favour formal usage
·el partido goza del favor del 49% de la poblaciónoun
·the party has the support o backing of 49% of the population
4. [entrada] de favor =   complimentary ticket
5. favores
a. [de mujer]   favours,   favors United States
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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