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Spanish translation of “prefer”

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-.
(Definition of prefer from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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