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Definition of Prefer

Prefer

  1. To carry or bring (something) forward, or before one; hence, to bring for consideration, acceptance, judgment, etc.; to offer; to present; to proffer; to address; -- said especially of a request, prayer, petition, claim, charge, etc.
  2. To go before, or be before, in estimation; to outrank; to surpass.
  3. To cause to go before; hence, to advance before others, as to an office or dignity; to raise; to exalt; to promote; as, to prefer an officer to the rank of general.
  4. To set above or before something else in estimation, favor, or liking; to regard or honor before another; to hold in greater favor; to choose rather; -- often followed by to, before, or above.

Prefer Quotations

So many people prefer to live in drama because it's comfortable. It's like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship - it's actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.
Ellen DeGeneres

I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else. I'm more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with? When I retire, I hope I am remembered for being a decent guy.
Lionel Messi

I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
Sophocles

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
Kurt Vonnegut

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. - Rudyard Kipling
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.
Rudyard Kipling
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Prefer Translations

prefer in Dutch is prefereren, de voorkeur geven aan
prefer in German is vorziehen, vorziehen, bevorzugen, bevorzugen
prefer in Italian is preferire
prefer in Latin is sis, malo mallui malus, malo, praepono, antepono
prefer in Portuguese is prefira, preferir
prefer in Spanish is preferir, privilegiar