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prefer

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of prefer

  1. 1 to show partiality toward I generally prefer chocolate ice cream over vanilla Synonyms of prefer care (for), favor, lean (toward or towards), like Words Related to prefer 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 of prefer 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 of prefer cherry-pick, cull, elect, handpick, name, opt (for), pick, choose, select, single (out), tag, takeWords Related to prefer preselect; appoint, designate, fix, mark, nominate, set, tab, tap; accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; settle (on or upon)Near Antonyms of prefer disapprove, negative, repudiate, spurn; discard, jettison, throw away, throw outAntonyms of prefer decline, refuse, reject, turn down


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