prefer

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Pronunciation[change]

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Verb[change]

Plain form
prefer

Third-person singular
prefers

Past tense
preferred

Past participle
preferred

Present participle
preferring

(transitive) almost never in the progressive

  1. If you prefer something, you like it more than another thing.
    Sometimes I eat in restaurants, but I prefer to cook."
    I generally prefer coffee to tea. I just can't enjoy tea.

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