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Synonyms for preference
ˈprɛf ər əns, ˈprɛf rənspref·er·ence

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. preference, penchant, predilection, tastenoun

    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, orientationnoun

    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, druthersnoun

    the right or chance to choose

    "given my druthers, I'd eat cake"

    Synonyms:
    penchant, taste, druthers, predilection, orientation

  4. preferencenoun

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. preferencenoun

    Synonyms:
    choice, election, selection, predilection

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How to use preference in a sentence?

  1. Nathan Belden:

    Very simple and ill state for the record, I ’m not offended that these decals exist, IT ’S INAPPROPRIATE TO HAVE THEM ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY. No voting required, it’s a violation of church and state. You are showing preference to a religion, how is this such a mystery ?

  2. Agustin Reyna:

    This self-preferencing provision applies to all gatekeepers, so what if Apple is identified as a gatekeeper [in this context]? Apple would not be able to self-preference its own Apple Music service in detriment of Spotify or other competitors.

  3. Shire Chief Executive Flemming Ornskov:

    We believe the proposed combination of Shire and Baxalta would be strategically and financially attractive for both of our companies, accelerating our respective growth ambitions and creating the leading global biotech company in rare diseases, it is our strong preference to immediately enter into a negotiated transaction to explore the full potential of the proposed combination and finalize the terms of an agreement.

  4. Saul Anuzis:

    Everybody is saying he should go after him, my preference would be for him to stay on his own course and not get sucked into other people's efforts to take one or the other candidates down.

  5. Mario Firpo:

    This restaurant is the love of my life, but my preference is not to open.


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