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Synonyms for prefer
prɪˈfɜr

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prefer

    Prefer indicates a state of desire and approval; choose, an act of will. Prudence or generosity may lead one to choose what he does not prefer. Select implies a careful consideration of the reasons for preference and choice. Among objects so nearly alike that we have no reason to prefer any one to another we may simply choose the nearest, but we could not be said to select it. Aside from theology, elect is popularly confined to the political sense; as, a free people elect their own rulers. Cull, from the Latin colligere, commonly means to collect, as well as to select. In a garden we cull the choicest flowers.

    Synonyms:
    choose, cull, elect, pick, pick out, select

    Antonyms:
    cast away, cast out, decline, disclaim, dismiss, leave, refuse, reject, repudiate, throw aside

    Preposition:
    Choose from or from among the number; choose out of the army; choose between (or betwixt) two; among many; choose for the purpose.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prefer

    Synonyms:
    choose, elect, select, fancy, promote, advance, further

    Antonyms:
    reject, postpone, defer, withhold, degrade, depress

Princeton's WordNet

  1. preferverb

    like better; value more highly

    "Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels"; "We prefer sleeping outside"

    Synonyms:
    choose, favor, favour, opt

  2. choose, prefer, optverb

    select as an alternative over another

    "I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"; "She opted for the job on the East coast"

    Synonyms:
    take, select, choose, opt, favor, favour, pick out

  3. prefer, favor, favourverb

    promote over another

    "he favors his second daughter"

    Synonyms:
    choose, favor, privilege, favour, opt

  4. preferverb

    give preference to one creditor over another

    Synonyms:
    choose, favor, favour, opt

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. preferverb

    Synonyms:
    offer, present, address, bring forward, set forth

  2. preferverb

    Synonyms:
    raise, exalt, promote, advance

  3. preferverb

    Synonyms:
    choose, select, elect, pick, pick out, single out, fix upon, pitch upon

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "prefer":

    prefers, preferred, favor, lieber, preference

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How to use prefer in a sentence?

  1. Chief Financial Officer John Stephens:

    We expect the millions of people who don't now subscribe to a video service and prefer a streaming option will be impressed.

  2. Katy Gough:

    I have a lot of anxiety around being in a certain place at a certain time as I'm a bit of a control freak and prefer to do things at my own pace and because of this, taking public transport makes me incredibly anxious, you have no control over what time you travel, how busy it's going to be and you don't have the ability to say 'no' and turn around and go back home once you get on. I had previously had a massive panic attack on a train journey to London and now, a large part of me associates trains and public transport with anxiety and panic attacks.

  3. Pizzeria Beddia:

    It produces a real dry heat that I prefer, plus, there’s a bit more room for error.

  4. Marcello Spinelli:

    We can have some upside here but we also prefer to be more conservative.

  5. RVM:

    Would you prefer to drag through life for 100 years or live with excitement for 50?

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