prefer


prefer

verb

Definition of PREFER

1
to show partiality toward <I generally prefer chocolate ice cream over vanilla>
Synonyms care (for), favor, lean (toward or towards), like
Related Words adore, cotton (to), delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), relish, revel (in); choose, cull, handpick, name, pick, select, single (out), take; covet, crave, desire, hanker (for or after), want, wish (for); bias, prejudice; incline (toward), tend (to); admire, appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value
Phrases be partial to, go in for
2
to decide to accept (someone or something) from a group of possibilities <most buyers of that vehicle have preferred the model with four-wheel drive>
Synonyms cherry-pick, cull, elect, handpick, name, opt (for), pick, prefer, select, single (out), tag, take

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