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Preferr vs. Prefer

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Preferrverb

obsolete spelling of prefer

Preferverb

(transitive) To be in the habit of choosing something rather than something else; to favor; to like better.

‘I prefer tea to coffee.’;

Preferverb

To advance, promote (someone or something).

Preferverb

(transitive) To present or submit (something) to an authority (now usually in "to prefer charges").

Preferverb

To put forward for acceptance; to introduce, recommend (to).

Preferverb

To carry or bring (something) forward, or before one; hence, to bring for consideration, acceptance, judgment, etc.; to offer; to present; to proffer; to address; - said especially of a request, prayer, petition, claim, charge, etc.

‘He spake, and to her hand preferred the bowl.’; ‘Presently prefer his suit to Cæsar.’; ‘Three tongues prefer strange orisons on high.’;

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Preferverb

To go before, or be before, in estimation; to outrank; to surpass.

Preferverb

To cause to go before; hence, to advance before others, as to an office or dignity; to raise; to exalt; to promote; as, to prefer an officer to the rank of general.

‘I would prefer him to a better place.’;

Preferverb

To set above or before something else in estimation, favor, or liking; to regard or honor before another; to hold in greater favor; to choose rather; - often followed by to, before, or above.

‘If I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.’; ‘Preferred an infamous peace before a most just war.’;

Preferverb

like better; value more highly;

‘Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels’; ‘We prefer sleeping outside’;

Preferverb

select as an alternative; choose instead; prefer as an alternative;

‘I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant’; ‘She opted for the job on the East coast’;

Preferverb

promote over another;

‘he favors his second daughter’;

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Preferverb

give preference to one creditor over another

Preferverb

like (one thing or person) better than another or others; tend to choose

‘Val would presumably prefer that you didn't get arrested’; ‘I prefer Venice to Rome’; ‘I would prefer to discuss the matter in private’;

Preferverb

submit (a charge or a piece of information) for consideration

‘the police will prefer charges’;

Preferverb

promote or advance (someone) to a prestigious position

‘he was eventually preferred to the bishopric of Durham’;

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