Synonyms of prefer in English:

prefer


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verb

1‘I prefer white wine to red’

SYNONYMS
like better, would rather, would rather have, would sooner, would sooner have, favour, be more partial to, incline towards, lean towards, think preferable
choose, select, pick, opt for, go for, vote for, plump for, single out, elect, wish, desire, want
informal fancy

2‘do you want to prefer charges?’

SYNONYMS
bring, press, file, lodge, tender, present, place, lay, submit, put forward, proffer, offer, propose

3‘he was preferred to the post in 1589’

SYNONYMS
promote, upgrade, advance, raise, move up, elevate, aggrandize