Variant of prefer
- to put before someone else in rank, office, etc.; promote; advance
- to put before a magistrate, administrator, court, etc. for consideration, sanction, or redress: to prefer charges against an attacker
- to put before something or someone else in one's liking, opinion, etc.; like better
- to give preference or priority to (a creditor, etc.)
Origin: Middle English preferren from Middle French preferer from Classical Latin praeferre, to place before from prae-, pre- plush ferre, bear
- preferrer noun
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