prefer

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Plain form
prefer

Third-person singular
prefers

Past tense
preferred

Past participle
preferred

Present participle
preferring

  1. (transitive) 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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