favorable


favorable
fa|vor|a|ble [ `feıv(ə)rəbl ] adjective **
1. ) showing that someone likes or approves of someone or something:
Reaction to the plan has been generally favorable.
in a favorable light: The general was portrayed in a more favorable light in a recent study be the U.S. Defense Department.
favorable to: Most senior staff were favorable to the idea.
2. ) giving someone or something an advantage or a benefit:
They decided to delay the trip until conditions were more favorable.
Part-time workers should not receive less favorable treatment than full-timers.
favorable to: Government policies were overwhelmingly favorable to employees.
a ) a favorable price is cheap or reasonable:
We are offering very favorable terms to our regular customers.
3. ) showing that something good is likely to happen:
a favorable weather forecast
Analysts said the outlook was favorable after stocks closed on Friday.
4. ) giving agreement to something:
We are hoping for a favorable reply from the committee.
make a favorable impression (on someone)
to behave in a way that makes people have a good opinion of you:
I'm sure he made a favorable impression on my parents.
╾ fa|vor|a|bly adverb:
American reviewers have compared him favorably with John Irving
I believe we were favorably impressed with one another.

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  • favorable — [ favɔrabl ] adj. • v. 1150; lat. favorabilis « qui attire la faveur » 1 ♦ Vx Qui attire la faveur. ⇒ agréable. « De David à ses yeux le nom est favorable » (Racine). 2 ♦ Mod. Favorable à (qqn, qqch.). Qui est animé d une disposition… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • favorable — Favorable. adj. de t.g. Propice, Avantageux, Tel qu on desire pour la fin qu on se propose. Il se dit des personnes & des choses. Soyez moy favorable. se rendre quelqu un favorable. il a eu tout le monde favorable. avoir la fortune favorable.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • favorable — favorable, benign, auspicious, propitious mean being of good omen or presaging a happy or successful outcome. Favorable implies that the persons or circumstances involved tend to assist in attaining one s ends persons by being kindly disposed or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Favorable — Fa vor*a*ble (f[=a] v[ e]r*[.a]*b l), a. [Written also {favourable}.] [F. favorable, L. favorabilis favored, popular, pleasing, fr. favor. See {Favor}, n.] 1. Full of favor; favoring; manifesting partiality; kind; propitious; friendly. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favorable — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que favorece o beneficia: Las críticas han sido favorables, estoy satisfecha. Los favorables designios de los dioses nos acompañan. Navegamos con viento favorable. El diagnóstico fue favorable. 2. Que apoya o… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • favorable — [fā′vər ə bəl] adj. [ME < OFr < L favorabilis] 1. approving or commending 2. advantageous 3. pleasing or desirable [a favorable impression] favorableness n. favorably adv. SYN. FAVORABLE applies to that which is distinctly helpful or… …   English World dictionary

  • favorable — 1. Cuando significa ‘que favorece’, la persona o cosa favorecida se expresa mediante un complemento con a o para: «Los proyectos están suspendidos en tanto no haya una solución favorable a la empresa» (Proceso [Méx.] 25.8.96); «El empate es [...] …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • favorable — mid 14c., from O.Fr. favorable well disposed, favorable, partial, from L. favorabilis favored, in favor, from favor (see FAVOR (Cf. favor)). Related: Favorably …   Etymology dictionary

  • favorable — I (advantageous) adjective advisable, appropriate, auspicious, becoming, befitting, beneficial, commodus, conducive, convenient, desirable, encouraging, expedient, felicitous, fit, fitting, fortunate, full of promise, good, helpful, opportune,… …   Law dictionary

  • favorable — [adj1] approving, friendly acclamatory, affirmative, agreeable, amicable, approbative, approbatory, assenting, benevolent, benign, benignant, commending, complimentary, encouraging, enthusiastic, inclined, in favor of, kind, kindly, laudatory,… …   New thesaurus

  • favorable — (Del lat. favorabĭlis). 1. adj. Que favorece. 2. Propicio, apacible, benévolo. ☛ V. privilegio favorable …   Diccionario de la lengua española