verb (used with object), pre·ferred, pre·fer·ring.
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OTHER WORDS FROM preferpre·fer·red·ly [pri-fur-id-lee, -furd-lee], /prɪˈfɜr ɪd li, -ˈfɜrd li/, adverbpre·fer·red·ness, nounpre·fer·rer, nounun·pre·ferred, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for prefer
About 2 in 3 of the surveyed teachers said they do not keep insects or spiders in their classrooms because they prefer other animals.Insects can be the ultimate teaching tool for kids|By Kawahara, Ennes & Markee/The Conversation|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
That super soft toilet paper you prefer is made entirely from virgin boreal forests — one of the world’s most important carbon sinks.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider.|Sarah Kaplan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
An era in which people prefer outside to inside could be a boon for apparel titan VF, whose portfolio includes outdoorsy brands like Vans, The North Face, and Timberland.
If you prefer not to get tested for coronavirus, you should stay home for two weeks after traveling.D.C.’s coronavirus numbers are rising. Here’s what you need to know.|Julie Zauzmer|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Given the chance, they should prefer to visit a new arm of the maze rather than one they’ve already explored.
Kennedy disliked having girlfriends, preferring one-off conquests instead, but made an exception for Mary Meyer.The Bizarre Tale of Ben Bradlee, JFK, and the Master Spy|Will Rahn|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A handful of states do not recognize Columbus Day, preferring alternative commemorations.
A tutu clad Swift refuses to pirouette with her fellow ballerinas, preferring to pelvic thrust like a rebel instead.
Zylka was never had ambitions of acting growing up, preferring instead to play football and tag graffiti.From Homeless to HBO, ‘The Leftovers’ Star Chris Zylka’s Crazy Hollywood Story|Kevin Fallon|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I despise most of reality television, preferring scripted fair.
At first he rejoiced in then change, preferring his outward and open warfare to that aforetime stealthy enmity.Bob, Son of Battle|Alfred Ollivant
There seemed to be no good reason for preferring matter of such dangerous tendency, and the experiment was not repeated.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
Little as she loved her son, Mrs. Gordon would have scorned to suspect him of preferring the society of such a girl to her own.Heather and Snow|George MacDonald
It was but little indeed that at our court so many hearts contended for her, preferring her to us!Psyche|Molire
George even dined there by himself continually, Madeleine saying she was tired, and preferring to remain at home.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 6|Guy de Maupassant