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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

It's weird how people who are the least close to me or who've never even met me purport to be experts on the real me; and then, sadly, there are those who could be in touch with me but prefer to gossip with strangers about me instead.
Vanna Bonta

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
Albert Einstein

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

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
Thomas Jefferson

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
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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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