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"preferred" in British English

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preferredadjective

uk   /prɪˈfɜːd/  us   /-ˈfɝːd/
liked or ​wanted more than anything ​else: The ​earliertrain would be my preferred option.
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(Definition of preferred from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"preferred" in Business English

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preferredadjective

uk   us   /prɪˈfɜːd/
liked or wanted more than another: If a ​brand does not ​offer their preferred ​size, ​shape, colour, or ​pricepoint, they will ​find another that does. She said her school ​removed the ​company from its ​list of preferred ​lenders because of ​poorloanservicing and ​studentcomplaints.
FINANCE, LAW relating to ​people, ​businesses, etc. to which ​money is ​owed that must be ​paid back by a ​bankruptcompany before it ​pays others, or to the ​debt itself: Thanks to its preferred ​creditorstatus, the World Bank can expect to be ​repaid before any ​commerciallender. A ​quarter of the company's preferred ​debt is in ​unpaidtaxes.
(Definition of preferred from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “preferred”
in Chinese (Simplified) 更合意的,更可取的,更好的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 更合意的,更可取的,更好的…
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