Synonyms of prefer


1. prefer, like

usage: like better; value more highly; "Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels"; "We prefer sleeping outside"

2. choose, prefer, opt

usage: select as an alternative over another; "I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"; "She opted for the job on the East coast"

3. prefer, favor, favour, promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate

usage: promote over another; "he favors his second daughter"

4. prefer, pay

usage: give preference to one creditor over another

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