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prefer

pre·fer

prefer

 
 
pronunciation:
pr fuhr
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: preferred, preferring, prefers
definition 1: to consider more desirable than something else.
She prefers dark chocolate to milk chocolate.He prefers walking to taking the bus.I prefer to live in a small town rather than in a large city.They prefer us to come on the weekend rather than during the week.I prefer his living here to his living in an apartment he cannot afford.We prefer that our son be seen by another doctor.I prefer that she sit here next to me.
synonyms:
favor
similar words:
choose, fancy, select
definition 2: to promote or put forward for advancement.
He was preferred by his commanding officer.
synonyms:
endorse, promote
similar words:
favor
definition 3: to give precedence to (a creditor).
similar words:
favor
derivation: preferrer (n.)