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Synonyms for prefer
prɪˈfɜr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prefer(verb)

    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, opt(verb)

    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, favour(verb)

    promote over another

    "he favors his second daughter"

    Synonyms:
    choose, favor, privilege, favour, opt

  4. prefer(verb)

    give preference to one creditor over another

    Synonyms:
    choose, favor, favour, opt

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prefer(v. a.)

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

  2. prefer(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    raise, exalt, promote, advance

  3. prefer(v. a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    prefers, preferred, favor, lieber, preference

How to pronounce prefer?

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Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
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