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