Owe vs. Favor

Owe vs. Favor — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Owe and Favor

Oweverb

To be indebted to the amount of

He owes me five dollars.

Favornoun

A gracious, friendly, or obliging act that is freely granted

do someone a favor.

Oweverb

To have a moral or legal obligation to render or offer

I owe them an apology.

Favornoun

Friendly or favorable regard; approval or support

won the favor of the monarch.looked with favor on the plan.

Oweverb

To be in debt to

We owe the plumber for services rendered.

Favornoun

A state of being held in such regard

a style currently in favor.
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Oweverb

To be indebted or obliged for

owed their riches to oil.owes her good health to diet and exercise.

Favornoun

Unfair partiality; favoritism

The referees were warned not to show favor to either team.

Oweverb

To bear (a certain feeling) toward a person or persons

You seem to owe your neighbors a grudge.

Favornoun

A privilege or concession

had the favor of talking with her for an hour.

Oweverb

(Archaic) To have as a possession; own.

Favornoun

favors Permission to engage in sexual activity, especially when granted by a woman to a male partner.

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Oweverb

To be in debt

She still owes for the car.

Favornoun

Something given as a token of love, affection, or remembrance.

Oweverb

(transitive) To be under an obligation to give something back to someone or to perform some action for someone.

Favornoun

A small decorative gift given to each guest at a party.

Oweverb

(intransitive) To have debt; to be in debt.

Favornoun

Advantage; benefit

sailed under favor of cloudless skies.

Oweverb

be obliged to pay or repay

Favornoun

Behalf; interest

an error in our favor.

Oweverb

be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense;

This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory

Favornoun

(Obsolete) A communication, especially a letter.

Oweverb

be in debt;

She owes me $200The thesis owes much to his adviser

Favornoun

Aspect or appearance.

Favornoun

Countenance; face.

Favornoun

(Obsolete) A facial feature.

Favorverb

To perform a kindness or service for; oblige.

Favorverb

To have a liking for; be partial to; prefer

favored coffee over tea at breakfast.favored the suitor with the quick wit.

Favorverb

To approve, advocate, or support

economists who favor free trade.

Favorverb

To show partiality or unfair preference to

thought the law favored men over women.

Favorverb

To believe to be most likely to succeed

The Tigers are favored to win the championship.

Favorverb

To be advantageous to; make more likely to be successful

Darkness favored their escape. The climate favors conifers.

Favorverb

To speed up or otherwise increase the success of (a chemical process or pathway)

Increasing the pressure favors the reaction.

Favorverb

To treat with care; be gentle with

favored my wounded leg.

Favorverb

Chiefly Southern US To resemble in appearance

She favors her father.

Favorverb

To resemble another in appearance

She and her father favor.

Favornoun

A kind or helpful deed; an instance of voluntarily assisting (someone).

He did me a favor when he took the time to drive me home.

Favornoun

Goodwill; benevolent regard.

She enjoyed the queen's favor.to fall out of favor

Favornoun

A small gift; a party favor.

At the holiday dinner, the hosts had set a favor by each place setting.A marriage favour is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding.

Favornoun

Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.

Favornoun

The object of regard; person or thing favoured.

Favornoun

(obsolete) Appearance; look; countenance; face.

Favornoun

(legal) Partiality; bias.

Favornoun

(archaic) A letter, a written communication.

Your favour of yesterday is received.

Favornoun

Lovelocks.

Favorverb

To look upon fondly; to prefer.

Favorverb

To do a favor [noun sense 1] for; to show beneficence toward.

Would you favor us with a poetry reading?

Favorverb

To treat with care.

Favoring your sore leg will only injure the other one.

Favorverb

To resemble, to look like (another person).

Favornoun

an act of gracious kindness

Favornoun

an advantage to the benefit of someone or something;

the outcome was in his favor

Favornoun

an inclination to approve;

that style is in favor this season

Favornoun

a feeling of favorable regard

Favornoun

souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party

Favorverb

promote over another;

he favors his second daughter

Favorverb

consider as the favorite;

The local team was favored

Favorverb

treat gently or carefully

Favorverb

bestow a privilege upon