Translation of "prefer" - English-Spanish dictionary

prefer

verb uk /prɪˈfɜːr/ (present participle preferring, past tense and past participle preferred)

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

preferir
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

se usa para expresar una preferencia
I’d prefer to eat alone.
Would you prefer red or white wine?

(Translation of “prefer” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

prefer

verb /priˈfəː/ (past tense, past participle preferred)

to like better

preferir
Which do you prefer – tea or coffee?
I prefer reading to watching television
She would prefer to come with you rather than stay here.
preferable /ˈpre-/ adjective

more desirable

preferible
Is it preferable to write or make a telephone call?
preferably adverb

preferiblemente
You should call her – prefereably as soon as possible.
preference /ˈpre-/ noun

(a) choice of, or (a) liking for, one thing rather than another

preferencia
He likes most music, but he has a preference for classical music.
I prefer apples to (not than) oranges. preferable, adjective, is spelt with -r-. preference, noun, is spelt with -r-. preferred and preferring are spelt with -rr-.

(Translation of “prefer” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)