Fa·vor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Favored p. pr. & vb. n. Favoring.]
1. To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards.
O happy youth! and favored of the skies. --Pope.
He that favoreth Joab, . . . let him go after Joab. --2 Sam. xx. 11.
[The painter] has favored her squint admirably. --Swift.
2. To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.
3. To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father.
The porter owned that the gentleman favored his master. --Spectator.
Fa·vor·ing, a. That favors. -- Fa*vor*ing*ly, adv.
adj : supporting a policy or attitude etc; "an affirmative
argument" [syn: affirmative]