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English definition of “prefer”

prefer

verb [T]
 
 
/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. [+ doing sth] She prefers watching tennis to playing.Liking more
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?Liking more
(Definition of prefer from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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