Synonyms and Antonyms of prefer

  1. 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 Near Antonyms disfavor, dislike, mislike; abhor, abominate, detest, hate, loathe; decline, refuse, reject, turn down; discard, jettison, throw away, throw out

  2. 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, choose, select, single (out), tag, takeRelated Words preselect; appoint, designate, fix, mark, nominate, set, tab, tap; accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; settle (on or upon)Near Antonyms disapprove, negative, repudiate, spurn; discard, jettison, throw away, throw outAntonyms decline, refuse, reject, turn down

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