prefers; preferred; preferring
: 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