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Verb: prefer (preferred,preferring)  pri'fur
  1. Like better; value more highly
    "Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels"; "We prefer sleeping outside"
  2. Select as an alternative over another
    "I always prefer the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant";
    - choose, opt
  3. Promote over another
    "he prefers his second daughter";
    - favor [US], favour [Brit, Cdn]
  4. (law) give preference to one creditor over another

Derived forms: preferring, prefers, preferred

Type of: advance, elevate, kick upstairs, like, pay, promote, raise, upgrade

Encyclopedia: Prefer