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 for savor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Savor \Sa"vor\, v. t.
     1. To perceive by the smell or the taste; hence, to perceive;
        to note. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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     2. To have the flavor or quality of; to indicate the presence
        of. [R.]
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              That cuts us off from hope, and savors only
              Rancor and pride, impatience and despite. --Milton.
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     3. To taste or smell with pleasure; to delight in; to relish;
        to like; to favor. [R.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Savor \Sa"vor\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Savored; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Savoring.] [Cf. OF. savorer, F. savourer. See Savor, n.]
     [Written also savour.]
     1. To have a particular smell or taste; -- with of.
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     2. To partake of the quality or nature; to indicate the
        presence or influence; to smack; -- with of.
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              This savors not much of distraction.  --Shak.
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              I have rejected everything that savors of party.
                                                    --Addison.
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     3. To use the sense of taste. [Obs.]
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              By sight, hearing, smelling, tasting or savoring,
              and feeling.                          --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Savor \Sa"vor\, n. [OE. savour, savor, savur, OF. savor, savour,
     F. saveur, fr. L. sapor, fr. sapere to taste, savor. See
     Sage, a., and cf. Sapid, Insipid, Sapor.] [Written
     also savour.]
     1. That property of a thing which affects the organs of taste
        or smell; taste and odor; flavor; relish; scent; as, the
        savor of an orange or a rose; an ill savor.
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              I smell sweet savors and I feel soft things. --Shak.
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     2. Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic
        property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like.
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              Why is not my life a continual joy, and the savor of
              heaven perpetually upon my spirit?    --Baxter.
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     3. Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent. [R.]
        "Beyond my savor." --Herbert.
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     4. Pleasure; delight; attractiveness. [Obs.]
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              She shall no savor have therein but lite. --Chaucer.
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     Syn: Taste; flavor; relish; odor; scent; smell.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  savor
      n 1: the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into
           the mouth [syn: relish, flavor, flavour, sapidity,
           savor, savour, smack, nip, tang]
      v 1: derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take
           pleasure in; "She relished her fame and basked in her
           glory" [syn: enjoy, bask, relish, savor, savour]
      2: have flavor; taste of something [syn: taste, savor,
         savour]
      3: taste appreciatively; "savor the soup" [syn: savor,
         savour]
      4: give taste to [syn: savor, savour]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  174 Moby Thesaurus words for "savor":
     adore, aftertaste, appreciate, ardency, ardor, aroma, attribute,
     badge, bask in, be fond of, be partial to, be pleased with, bitter,
     bouquet, brand, break bread, breath, cachet, cast, character,
     characteristic, cherish, configuration, count calories, cut, dash,
     definite odor, delight in, derive pleasure from, descry, detect,
     detectable odor, devour, diet, differentia, differential, discern,
     distinctive feature, earmark, eat, eat up, ecstasy, effluvium,
     emanation, enjoy, essence, excitement, exhalation, experience,
     fall to, fare, feast on, feature, feed, fervency, fervidness,
     fervor, figure, fire, flavor, fragrance, freak out on, fume, furor,
     fury, get high on, gloat over, groove on, gust, gusto, hallmark,
     heart, heartiness, heat, hint, hunger, identify, idiocrasy,
     idiosyncrasy, impassionedness, impress, impression, index,
     individualism, indulge in, keynote, know, like, lineaments,
     liveliness, love, luxuriate in, mannerism, mark, marking, mold,
     nature, note, notice, observe, odor, palate, partake, partake of,
     particularity, passion, passionateness, peculiarity, pepper,
     perceive, perfume, piquancy, pitch in, property, quality, quirk,
     redolence, rejoice in, relish, revel in, riot in, salt, sample,
     sapidity, sapor, sauce, savoriness, scent, seal, season, sense,
     shape, singularity, sip, smack, smack the lips, smell, soul,
     soupcon, sour, specialty, spice, spirit, spoor, stamp, stench,
     stomach, subtle odor, suggestion, sup, sweet, swim in, taint, take,
     take pleasure in, tang, taste, taste of, token, tongue, tooth,
     trace, trail, trait, trick, value, vehemence, verve, wallow in,
     warmth, warmth of feeling, whiff, zeal, zest
  
  

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