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Definition 1: select as an alternative over another - [verb of cognition]

Samples where prefer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant
  • She opted for the job on the East coast

Synonyms for prefer in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of prefer ) choose not to do something, as out of fear of failing

"She copped out when she was supposed to get into the hang glider"

(prefer implies ...) examine and note the similarities or differences of

"John compared his haircut to his friend's" "We compared notes after we had both seen the movie"

Definition 2: like better; value more highly - [verb of emotion]

Samples where prefer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels
  • We prefer sleeping outside

(prefer is a kind of ...) find enjoyable or agreeable

"I like jogging" "She likes to read Russian novels"

Samples where prefer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he favors his second daughter

Synonyms for prefer in the sense of this definition

(prefer is a kind of ...) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

"John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired" "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms" "I got promoted after many years of hard work"

(... is a kind of prefer ) give an advantage to

"This system advantages the rich"

(prefer is a kind of ...) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

(prefer belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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