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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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Words popularity by usage frequency

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How to use prefer in a sentence?

  1. Mattia Toaldo:

    NOC Bayda (which hardly has a real structure) has repeatedly failed to attract a single oil company, large corporations prefer to stick to contracts and to deal with NOC in Tripoli, with which they have dealt for decades.

  2. Nikki Haley:

    One of our capabilities lies with our considerable military forces. We will use them if must, but we prefer not to have to go in that direction.

  3. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders:

    I would prefer that we could have bipartisan support, but the truth is Republicans aren't interested in doing anything on gun safety.

  4. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    What we would prefer to see from the Russians is a more constructive engagement with the 60-member coalition that's led by the United States that's focused on degrading and ultimately destroying ISIL.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Which of these do you prefer? Do you prefer to be a coward for life and then achieve nothing or little affluence in your lifetime? Or do you prefer to take risks and then acquire all your needs or at best realize your dreams/visions? Anyway, you should take risks. Because, risks are worth taking. Besides, even insurance says that, life itself is a risk. Now that infers, you ought to take risks. Therefore, dare to take risks. In case you don't know, risk taking is all about being courageous. And courage is expected of you.


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