Translation of "prefer" - English-Japanese dictionary


verb uk /prɪˈfɜːr/ us /prɪˈfɜr/ present participle preferring, past tense and past participle preferred

A2 to like someone or something more than another person or thing

I prefer / dogs to cats.
She prefers watching tennis to playing.
would prefer

A2 used to say what you want or ask someone what they want

~する方がいい, ~の方がよい
I’d prefer to eat alone.
Would you prefer red or white wine?

(Translation of “prefer” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)