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preference

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1 a person or thing that is preferred over others

  • my preference is soul music
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cup of tea

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2 positive regard for something

  • a preference for cool weather
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3 the power, right, or opportunity to choose

  • he was promised his preference when the time came to repaint his bedroom
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4 a raising or a state of being raised to a higher rank or position

  • a long-sought preference to the position of naval commander
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choice, option, alternative, preference, selection, election mean the act or opportunity of choosing or the thing chosen. choice suggests the opportunity or privilege of choosing freely.
    • freedom of choice
option implies a power to choose that is specifically granted or guaranteed.
    • the option of paying now or later
alternative implies a need to choose one and reject another possibility.
    • equally attractive alternatives
preference suggests a choice guided by one's judgment or predilections.
    • a preference for cool weather
selection implies a range of choice.
    • a varied selection of furniture
election implies an end or purpose which requires exercise of judgment.
    • doing a tax return forces certain elections on you


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