Meaning of prefer
Pronunciation: (pri-fûr'), [key]
— -ferred, -fer•ring.
- to set or hold before or above other persons or things in estimation; like better; choose rather than: to prefer beef to chicken.
- to give priority, as to one creditor over another.
- to put forward or present (a statement, suit, charge, etc.) for consideration or sanction.
- to put forward or advance, as in rank or office; promote: to be preferred for advancement.
- prefer (Thesaurus)