fa‧voured British English ; favored American English [only before noun]
receiving special attention, help, or treatment, sometimes in an unfair way:
China's most-favored-nation trading status with the US
chosen or preferred by many people:
Brittany is a favoured holiday destination for families.
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.
having desirable qualities:
a house in a favoured position on a hill