in favour of

in favour of
1) supporting a person or an idea, proposal etc that you believe is right

Those in favour of the motion, please raise your hands now.

Councillor Stone then outlined the arguments in favour of the proposed changes.

be all in favour of someone/something:

I am all in favour of trying to find ways to save money.

vote in favour of something:

The council voted 11–3 in favour of providing the extra money.

find/decide/rule in favour of someone:

The court ruled in Mrs Adams' favour.

come down in favour of someone/something (= decide to support them):

They have come down very strongly in favour of the proposed merger.

2) preferring to choose someone or something that you believe is better

Manchester was rejected in favour of Liverpool as the site for the new stadium.


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