What is another word for prefer?

Pronunciation: [pɹɪfˈɜː] (IPA)

Prefer is a verb that means to like or want one thing more than another. There are many synonyms for the word "prefer" such as favor, choose, opt, select, elect, pick, and decide. Each word carries a slightly different connotation to express preference. For example, "favor" suggests a bias towards something, while "choose" implies a decision between options. "Opt" implies a deliberate choice based on needs or circumstances. Meanwhile, "elect" and "select" conveys a sense of choosing someone or something with a degree of deliberation. Finally, "decide" could mean making up one's mind. All these synonyms can be used to convey preference in different situations depending on the context.

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What are the hypernyms for Prefer?

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What are the hyponyms for Prefer?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for prefer (as verbs)

What are the opposite words for prefer?

Antonyms for the word "prefer" are "dislike," "abhor," "hate," "despise," and "detest." These words represent the opposite of "prefer," which means to choose one thing over another due to a strong liking or affection towards it. When you dislike something, you don't have a preference for it. You don't hate something because you prefer it. Instead, it's the opposite, and you can't stand it. When you abhor, despise, or detest something, you have a strong loathing or aversion towards it, which means you have a clear dislike for it, and it is something you would never prefer.

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Usage examples for Prefer

If you can get back the mummy without injury, I would prefer to hush up the affair.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
You prefer to lie to me?
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
But you prefer the blessing of the Mahdi?
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz

Famous quotes with Prefer

  • I prefer the word 'homemaker' because 'housewife' always implies that there may be a wife someplace else.
    Bella Abzug
  • I prefer to see with closed eyes.
    Josef Albers
  • Many rock musicians are excellent cooks, I've found, and those that are prefer to eat their own cooking in the studio. I encourage this behavior as I also enjoy the benefits of fresh food.
    Steve Albini
  • I prefer film and that's what I think I'm gonna put my focus on.
    Sasha Alexander
  • I prefer the rather old and battered, things with character, to the brand new.
    Rick Allen

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