preferverb [ T ]uk /prɪˈfɜːr/ us /prɪˈfɝː/ -rr-
prefer verb [ T ] (CHOOSE)
- Some people prefer a vegetarian diet, while others prefer a meat-based diet.
- I'd prefer not to work but I don't have much choice.
- Most convalescents prefer to be cared for at home rather than in a hospital.
- You can detach the hood if you prefer the coat without it.
- Would you prefer to pay by cash, cheque, or credit card?
prefer verb [ T ] (ACCUSE)
Hate, like, love and preferWe can use hate, like, love and prefer with an -ing form or with a to-infinitive: …
Expressing preferenceWe use prefer to say we like one thing or activity more than another. We can use a prepositional phrase with to when we compare two things or actions: …