Meaning of “prefer” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /prɪˈfɜːr/ (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.
would prefer

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

[ + to do sth ] I'd prefer to go alone.
Would you prefer red or white wine?

(Definition of “prefer” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)