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favoured

adjective
     
fa‧voured British English ; favored American English [only before noun]
1 receiving special attention, help, or treatment, sometimes in an unfair way:
favoured customers
China's most-favored-nation trading status with the US
2 chosen or preferred by many people:
Brittany is a favoured holiday destination for families.
3 a favoured team, player etc is one that is expected to win
be favoured to do something
Silva is favoured to win a medal in the marathon.
4 having desirable qualities:
a house in a favoured position on a hill

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