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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
fa•vor•a•ble /ˈfeɪvərəbəl, ˈfeɪvrə-/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. giving approval or support;
    positive:a favorable report.
  2. creating or winning favor;
    pleasing:a favorable impression.
  3. providing advantage, opportunity, or convenience;
    advantageous:a favorable rate of interest.
  4. promising;
    hopeful:conditions favorable for employment.
fa•vor•a•bly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
fa•vor•a•ble  (fāvər ə bəl, fāvrə-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. characterized by approval or support;
    positive:a favorable report.
  2. creating or winning favor;
    pleasing:to make a favorable impression.
  3. affording advantage, opportunity, or convenience;
    advantageous:a favorable position.
  4. (of an answer) granting what is desired.
  5. boding well;
    propitious:The signs are favorable for a new start.
favor•a•ble•ness, n. 
favor•a•bly, adv. 
  • Latin favōrābilis. See favor, -able
  • Anglo-French, Middle French
  • Middle English 1300–50


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

favourable, US favorable /ˈfeɪvərəbəl ˈfeɪvrə-/ adj
  1. advantageous, encouraging, or promising
  2. giving consent

ˈfavourably, US favorably adv



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