prefer /prɪˈfɜːr/ verb [T] (present participle preferring, past tense and past participle preferred)
› to like someone or something more than another person or thing: I prefer dogs to cats. [+ doing sth] She prefers watching tennis to playing. would prefer › 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?