Prefer is defined as to like someone or something better than another.(verb)
An example of to prefer is choosing vanilla over chocolate.
See prefer in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME preferren < MFr preferer < L praeferre, to place before < prae-, pre- + ferre, bear
See prefer in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb pre·ferred, pre·fer·ring, pre·fers
Origin: Middle English preferren
Origin: , from Old French preferer
Origin: , from Latin praeferre
Origin: : prae-, pre-
Origin: + ferre, to carry; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
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