prefer

All Verb
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  • He prefers to talk around things rather than going at them straight on.
  • He can take many different forms but mainly prefers his human form.
  • Each region's own sign is preferred for country and city names.
  • Instead, the by-election produced an increased two-party preferred majority for Labor.
  • He preferred to spend most of his free time with his children.
  • Mostly he preferred to leave these things on the hands of his ministers.
  • He was good at the job, but preferred to be on the front lines.
  • He preferred the company of adults, which he got only from his family.
  • He prefers to stay out of the general media and makes few public appearances.
  • English is by far the preferred second language of the educated class.
  • He prefers to live either with life or with death but not with both.
  • Other things being equal, one would prefer to receive a given good now rather than in the future.
  • Some composers prefer terms from their own language rather than the standard terms here.
  • They have said how they would prefer to cut a recent rise in national insurance.
  • Nevertheless, he won re-election with an increased majority of both the primary and two-party-preferred vote.
  • In his later career, he would often use smaller boards but always preferred those made of wood.
  • Preferred place names are typically the actual city or town that the address is located in.
  • This also has to do with the different models preferred by British and American players.
  • They prefer to work alone but can work well in teams when the situation demands it.
  • Earlier studies generally give younger dates than more recent studies, which have been preferred in the table below.
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Meaning of prefer

  • verb Like better; value more highly
    Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels, We prefer sleeping outside
  • verb Promote over another
    he favors his second daughter
  • verb Give preference to one creditor over another