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Synonyms for preference
ˈprɛf ər əns, ˈprɛf rəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preference, penchant, predilection, taste(noun)

    a strong liking

    "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"

    Synonyms:
    taste perception, predilection, appreciation, taste sensation, druthers, perceptiveness, tasting, gustation, gustatory perception, penchant, taste, sense of taste, orientation, discernment, gustatory sensation, gustatory modality, mouthful

  2. predilection, preference, orientation(noun)

    a predisposition in favor of something

    "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"

    Synonyms:
    penchant, taste, druthers, predilection, orientation, orientation course

  3. preference, druthers(noun)

    the right or chance to choose

    "given my druthers, I'd eat cake"

    Synonyms:
    penchant, taste, druthers, predilection, orientation

  4. preference(noun)

    grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties)

    Synonyms:
    penchant, taste, druthers, predilection, orientation

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. preference

    A choice may be among many things; an alternative is in the strictest sense a choice between two things; oftener it is one of two things between which a choice is to be made, and either of which is the alternative of the other; as, the alternative of surrender is death; or the two things between which there is a choice may be called the alternatives; both Mill and Gladstone are quoted as extending the meaning of alternative to include several particulars, Gladstone even speaking of "the fourth and last of these alternatives." Option is the right or privilege of choosing; choice may be either the right to choose, the act of choosing, or the thing chosen. A person of ability and readiness will commonly have many resources. Pick, from the Saxon, and election, from the Latin, picture the objects before one, with freedom and power to choose which he will; as, there were twelve horses, among which I could take my pick. A choice, pick, election, or preference is that which suits one best; an alternative is that to which one is restricted; a resource, that to which one is glad to betake oneself.

    Synonyms:
    alternative, choice, election, option, pick, resource

    Antonyms:
    compulsion, necessity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. preference(n.)

    Synonyms:
    choice, election, selection, predilection

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How to use preference in a sentence?

  1. Frank Bonnet:

    In somes studies, we compared groups composed of only fish with groups composed of fish and robots, we could show that the two are behaving similarly, which shows that the robots are able to act like fish, and integrate groups of fish. We also used other setups, such as a ring-shaped setup, to show that the robotic agents can influence on the swimming direction preference of the fish.

  2. Oliver Letwin:

    We will all have to seek compromise. We almost know that if we all vote for our first preference, we will never get to a majority solution, i do not believe there is a majority in favor of the first preferences of any person in this House.

  3. Sheriff Mina:

    I think that's smart, that would be my preference: Let's watch the video and see if this is a case that needs to move forward.

  4. Edith Wharton:

    There is too much sour grapes for my taste in the present American attitude. The time to denounce the bankers was when we were all feeding off their gold plate; not now! At present they have not only my sympathy but my preference. They are the last representatives of our native industries.

  5. Norman Blair:

    Keep your clothes on, that's my personal preference.


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