Synonyms of preference in English:

preference


See definition of preference

noun

1‘my mother was a little put out by my preference for boys' games’

SYNONYMS
liking, partiality, predilection, proclivity, fondness, taste, inclination, leaning, bias, bent, penchant, predisposition, desire, wish

2‘I like most types of music, but my preference is rock’

SYNONYMS
favourite, first choice, top of the list, choice, selection, pick
informal cup of tea, bag, thing
North American informal druthers

3‘preference will be given to applicants with some proficiency in Japanese’

SYNONYMS
priority, favour, precedence, advantage, preferential treatment, favoured treatment, favouritism
Indian weightage

Phrases

    in preference to

    ‘the thief chose their home in preference to others’


    SYNONYMS

    rather than, instead of, in place of, sooner than, above, before, over