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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfavouredfa‧voured British English, favored American English /ˈfeɪvəd $ -ərd/ adjective [only before noun]  1 FAVOURITE/FAVORITEreceiving special attention, help, or treatment, sometimes in an unfair way favoured customers China’s most-favored-nation trading status with the US2 PREFERchosen or preferred by many people syn popular Brittany is a favoured holiday destination for families.3 a favoured team, player etc is one that is expected to winfavouritebe favoured to do something Silva is favoured to win a medal in the marathon.4 GOOD/EXCELLENThaving desirable qualities syn desirable a house in a favoured position on a hill
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favouredAfter two or three such years their numbers build up spectacularly within favoured areas.The difference of treatment for the two bids gave rise to criticism that the government's merger policy favoured conglomerates.Consequently, this is the least favoured method unless you especially want to echo screen output to the printer.Palm-greasing for just about anything from entry to a favoured school to obtaining a bank loan has been considered a fact of life.be favoured to do somethingMr Portillo, who is favoured to become the next party leader, immediately stamped his mark on his new portfolio.
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