English version

favour somebody with something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfavour somebody with something phrasal verb formalGIVEto give someone something such as a look or reply McIntosh favoured her with a smile. favour→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
favour with The voting was 283 to 29 in favour, with 52 abstentions.And now Curval was returning the favour.Such is the case with, for example, foot the bill and curry favour.It had not been her intention to favour him with a compliment.It favours the employed with good incomes on the one hand and the Medicare and Medicaid programmes on the other.I just hoped it would all work out in my favour, with Peter being such good friends with Arnold.Selection favoured union with the large cells of his ally, and so the sexes were born.Providence saw fit to favour me with wonderful in-laws.
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Verb table
favour (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfavour (BrE)
he, she, itfavours (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfavoured (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave favoured
he, she, ithas favoured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad favoured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill favour
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have favoured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam favouring
he, she, itis favouring
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you, we, theyare favouring
Past
I, he, she, itwas favouring
you, we, theywere favouring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been favouring
he, she, ithas been favouring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been favouring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be favouring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been favouring
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