HyperDic: prefer

English > 4 senses of the word prefer:
VERBemotionpreferlike better / better
cognitionprefer, choose, optselect as an alternative over another
socialprefer, favor, favourpromote over another
socialprefergive preference to one creditor over another
prefer > pronunciation
Soundsprahfer'; prihfer'; priyfer'
Rhymesaquifer ... zephyr / Zephyr: 60 rhymes with fer...
English > prefer: 4 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaninglike better / better; value more highly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s to somebody; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
ModelThey prefer him to write the letter
Examples
  • "Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels"
  • "We prefer sleeping outside"
BroaderlikeFind enjoyable or agreeable
Spanishdecantar, preferir
Catalandecantar, preferir
Nounspreferencea strong liking
English > prefer: 4 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningselect as an alternative over another.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey prefer him to write the letter
Synonymschoose, opt
EntailscompareExamine and note the similarities or differences of
Narroweropt out, cop outchoose not to do something, as out of fear of failing
Spanishdecantar, elegir, escoger, optar, preferir, seleccionar, triar
Catalandecantar, elegir, optar, preferir, seleccionar, triar
Nounspreferencea predisposition in favor of something
prefermentthe act of preferring
English > prefer: 4 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningPromote over another.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsfavor, favour
NarroweradvantageGive an advantage to
Broaderpromote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevateGive a promotion to or assign to a higher position
Spanishdecantar, favorecer, preferir
Catalanafavorir, decantar, estimar-se més, favorejar, preferir
Nounsprefermentthe act of preferring
English > prefer: 4 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningGive preference to one creditor over another.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
BroaderpayGive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Spanishpreferir

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