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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

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

I have always believed that life is too short for rows and disagreements. Even if I think I'm right, I would prefer to apologize and remain friends rather than win and be an enemy.
Maeve Binchy

Some people have a difficult time facing truth and reality. They prefer to live in a make-believe world, pretending that certain things aren't happening.
Joyce Meyer

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
Thich Nhat Hanh
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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
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