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jasonlulu_2000

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When asked about their opinion about the schoolmaster ,many teachers would prefer to see him step aside in favor of younger men.

Can you help to paraphrase the underlined "in favor of"? Does it mean "to support" as explained in a dictionary?

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It means 'to the benefit of'. (Collins dictionary)

This right of appeal is not allowed to a community which might be affected by a planning decision in favour of the developer.​
GLASGOW HERALD (2001)

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When asked about their opinion about the schoolmaster, many teachers would prefer to see him step aside in favor of younger men.

Can you help to paraphrase the underlined "in favor of"? Does it mean "to support" as explained in a dictionary?

thanks

Jason

***NOT A TEACHER***


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