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prefer

verb  us   /prɪˈfɜr/ (-rr-)
to choose or want one thing rather than another: [T] We have tea and coffee, but perhaps you’d prefer a cold drink. [T] He prefers watching baseball to playing it. [+ that clause] She prefers that we meet at the station. [+ to infinitive] Would you prefer to leave?
Translations of “prefer”
in Arabic يُفَضِّل…
in Korean -보다 -를 더 좋아하다…
in Malaysian lebih suka…
in French préférer…
in Turkish tercih etmek, yeğlemek…
in Italian preferire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 選擇, 寧可,更喜愛, 覺得還是…更可取…
in Russian предпочитать…
in Polish woleć…
in Vietnamese thích hơn…
in Spanish preferir…
in Portuguese preferir…
in Thai ชอบมากกว่า…
in German vorziehen…
in Catalan preferir…
in Japanese ~の方を好む…
in Indonesian memilih…
in Chinese (Simplified) 选择, 宁可,更喜爱, 觉得还是…更可取…
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