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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 verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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