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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
prefer (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to promote or advance to a rank or position
2.
to like better or best - prefers sports to reading prefers to watch TV
3.
to give (a creditor) priority
4.
archaic to put or set forward or before someone - recommend
5.
to bring or lay against someone - won't prefer charges
6.
to bring forward or lay before one for consideration
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
prefer (verb)
1.
to show partiality toward
SYNONIMS:
care (for), favor, lean (toward towards), like
RELATED WORDS:
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 after), want, wish (for); bias, prejudice; incline (toward), tend (to); admire, appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value
be partial to, go in for
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disfavor, dislike, mislike; abhor, abominate, detest, hate, loathe; decline, refuse, reject, turn down; discard, jettison, throw away, throw out
prefer (verb)
2.
to decide to accept (someone or something) from a group of possibilities
SYNONIMS:
cherry-pick, cull, elect, handpick, name, opt (for), pick, prefer, select, single (out), tag, take
RELATED WORDS:
preselect; appoint, designate, fix, mark, nominate, set, tab, tap; accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; settle (on upon)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disapprove, negative, repudiate, spurn; discard, jettison, throw away, throw out
decline, refuse, reject, turn down
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