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English definition of “prefer”

prefer

verb    /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?
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