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preference

pref·er·ence

preference

 
 
pronunciation:
pre f rns [or] pref rns
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person or thing that is preferred.
Do you have a preference for a window seat or an aisle seat?The hotel tries to cater to the preferences of its clientele.I have a strong preference for coffee over tea in the mornings.
similar words:
choice, druthers, inclination, pick, pleasure, selection, thing
definition 2: advantage given to one over others.
She was given preference for the promotion because she was senior.
synonyms:
advantage, favor, partiality
similar words:
head start, precedence, priority
definition 3: the act of preferring or state of being preferred.
He lives with a roommate in preference to living alone.
synonyms:
fondness, inclination, liking, partiality, predilection
similar words:
discretion, fancy, like, propensity
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