favourable


favourable
BrE, favorable AmE adjective
1 a favourable report, comment, or reaction shows that you think that someone or something is good or that you agree with them: The film received favourable reviews. | Her ideas met with a favourable response.
2 making people like or approve of someone or something : favourable impression: The young girl made a most favourable impression on them.
3 suitable and likely to make something happen or succeed
(+ for/to): The conditions are now favourable for economic recovery.
4 favourable conditions or terms are reasonable and not too expensive or difficult: The bank offered to lend us the money on very favourable terms.
— favourably adverb

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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