February 04, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
prefer /prɪˈfɚ/ verb
prefer
/prɪˈfɚ/
verb

prefers; preferred; preferring

The woman is not sure which pair of glasses she prefers.
The woman is not sure which pair of glasses she prefers.
Learner's definition of PREFER

[+ object]

: to like (someone or something) better than someone or something else

  • Some people like vanilla ice cream, but I prefer chocolate.

  • I prefer shopping online.

  • She tends to prefer small college campuses.

— often + to or over

  • He prefers sports to reading.

  • He prefers a good book to a movie.

  • She prefers chocolate over vanilla.

— often followed by to + verb

  • I suggested that we play a game, but they preferred to watch TV.

  • I would prefer not to know about it

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