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transitive verbpreferred, preferring
1(like better)preferirwhich do you prefer — ¿cuál te gusta más?
- to prefer sth to sth — preferir algo a algo
- I prefer cats to dogs — me gustan más los gatos que los perros
- I prefer reading to watching TV — prefiero leer a ver televisión
- I prefer John to Bob — me gusta más John que Bob
- to prefer to + inf — preferir + inf
- I prefer to live alone — prefiero vivir sola
- I'd prefer to stay at home — preferiría quedarme en casa
- to prefer sth/sb to + inf — preferir que algo/algn + subj
- I'd prefer it to rain now rather than during the game — preferiría que lloviese ahora y no durante el partido
- I won't go if you'd prefer me to stay — si prefieres que me quede, no iré
- to prefer that — preferir que + subj
- they prefer that it should not be discussed — prefieren que no se toque el tema
- I'd prefer it if you went now — preferiría que te fueras ahora
- If patients would prefer a hot breakfast selection they need only inform their ward hostess.
- He confesses to another, personal reason for preferring the incumbent.
- People have become lazy, preferring their favourite programmes to films.
- If people would prefer it in a different format, just drop me a line.
- I think people prefer a resident landlord as opposed to an absentee one.
- Mimi had three cats and I'm certain she preferred them to most people.
- Couples preferring a civil ceremony are increasingly choosing an approved location such as a hotel or stately home with a licence rather than a register office.
- The company would prefer a single supplier who could provide it with chips and boards for the full range of computers.
- When and if our country becomes a republic it will be in the form and with the structures preferred by the people.
- The branches, however, proved to prefer approaches that were considerably more conventional.
- I much prefer it when other people tell me that than the other way around.
- So all the government is doing in this case is enforcing what you would prefer people choose to do on their own.
- Many people simply prefer the star and will choose it over the other symbols.
- It will ask people if they prefer this new system or the current one of an executive of councillors being in charge.
- I've always preferred starters to a sweet, unless I fancy all three which isn't often.
2(within church)to prefer sb to sth — (appoint) nombrar a algn para algo
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