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Definition of 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

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

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
Logan Pearsall Smith

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

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

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