in favor of (someone or something)

in favor of (someone or something)

1. In support of someone or something. Everyone I've talked to is in favor of the new dress code, so hopefully management will endorse it. All in favor of adopting the new rules say "aye." As a traditionalist, my father was never in favor of the changes they made to the town.
2. On the side of someone or something, as of a legal ruling. Most analysts expect the lawsuit to be decided in favor of the plaintiff.
3. Instead choosing something else. We didn't have room in the budget for both, so we canceled our vacation in favor of getting a new car.
4. Of a check, made out to a specific recipient. Primarily heard in UK. Please make this out in favor of John's school.
See also: favor, of

in favor of someone

to someone, as when writing a check. Please make out a check for $300 in Tom's favor. I'm making out the check in favor of Mr. Brown.
See also: favor, of

in favor of

Also, in one's favor.
1. In support of, approving, as in We are in favor of her promotion, or All the reviews were in his favor. [Mid-1500s]
2. To the advantage of, as in The court decided in favor of the defendant. [Mid-1500s]
3. Inscribed or made out to the benefit of, as in The check was made out in favor of the charity. [Mid-1500s]
4. Out of a preference for, as in The commissioner turned down the new road in favor of improved sewers. [Late 1800s]
See also: favor, of

in/out of ˈfavour (with somebody)

supported/not supported or liked/not liked by somebody: I seem to be out of favour with the head of department after my remarks at the meeting.He stays late every afternoon because he wants to stay in favour with the boss.
See also: favour, of, out

in favor of

1. In support of; approving: We are in favor of her promotion to president.
2. To the advantage of: The court decided in favor of the plaintiff.
3. Inscribed or made out to the benefit of: a check in favor of a charity.
See also: favor, of