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prefers, 3rd person singular present; preferring, present participle; preferred, past tense; preferred, past participle;
  1. Like (one thing or person) better than another or others; tend to choose
    • - I prefer Venice to Rome
    • - I would prefer to discuss the matter in private
    • - Val would presumably prefer that you didn't get arrested
    • - his preferred candidate
  2. Submit (a charge or a piece of information) for consideration
    • - the police will prefer charges
  3. Promote or advance (someone) to a prestigious position
    • - he was preferred to the post

  1. like better; value more highly; "Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels"; "We prefer sleeping outside"
  2. choose: select as an alternative over another; "I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"; "She opted for the job on the East coast"
  3. promote over another; "he favors his second daughter"
  4. give preference to one creditor over another
  5. (preferred) preferable: more desirable than another; "coffee is preferable to tea"; "Danny's preferred name is `Dan'"
  6. favored: preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child"
  7. The term “preferences” is used in a variety of related, but not identical, ways in the scientific literature. This makes it necessary to make explicit the sense in which the term is used in different social sciences.
  8. To advance, promote (someone). [from 14th c.]; To be in the habit of choosing something rather than something else; to favor; to like better. [from 14th c.]; To present or submit (something) to an authority (now usually in "to prefer charges"). [from 16th c. ...
  9. Preferred stock; favoured
  10. (2. _____preferred) b. a small room or closet used to store food
  11. (Preferred) Physicians, healthcare providers and facilities that have contracted with LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon to provide health services to its members.
  12. (preferred) to like better or best
  13. The term preferred is used widely with fixed income securities and generally means that the security has precedence over the company's common stock in both the payment of dividends and upon liquidation. ...
  14. is not followed by the preposition than.
  15. to present for consideration or resolution by a Court or other legal authority; to bring a charge against a person.
  16. Prefer it as state over those having the default value
  17. Used to designate a dancer or dancers different from those specified in the definition. Two common uses are: from general lines with men facing on the ends, "Prefer the Head Men, In Roll Circulate". ...
  18. patient randomization to either femoral or radial catheterization
  19. [ pri fúr ] (past and past participle pre·ferred, present participle pre·fer·ring, 3rd person present singular pre·fers)