Meaning of “prefer” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /prɪˈfɜːr/ present participle preferring, past tense and past participle preferred
Extra Examples
Do you prefer margarine or butter?Jack always drinks red wine but I prefer white myself.Jogging's just not my thing - I prefer team sports.She prefers to keep her personal and professional lives separate.Good coffee is wasted on Joe - he prefers instant.

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)