French translation of 'preference'
1. (= liking) préférence f
a preference for sth une préférence pour qch
to have a preference for sth avoir une préférence pour qch
in preference to sth de préférence à qch
2. (= priority) préférence f
to give preference to sb accorder sa préférence à qn
preference will be given to ... une préférence sera accordée à ...
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Example Sentences Including 'preference'
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This extreme cultural relativism allows no preference for one form of society over another.The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
But we find it difficult to explain a general preference for dividends other than in terms of an irrational prejudice.Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)
I would choose this in preference to the much-hyped alternative of a Sipp.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Allow for personal taste and preference.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Anyone who does not express a preference will be transferred to our direct debit tariff.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Beware of the trap of not expressing any preferences at all.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
His audience have so far expressed a preference to sing about wipers and wheels.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
I have no particular preference, so long as it is hot and sunny.The Sun (2011)
Long may this revolution in consumer preferences continue.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Sometimes men are driven into flexible working by the demands of the business rather than personal preference.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Two drivers in the hunt and a determination not to give one preference over the other.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It really is just a matter of remembering to do these things in preference to other habits that have become natural over the years.Healthy By Nature (1994)
Whether an ointment or a cream is used is really a matter of personal preference.Eczema Relief - the comprehensive self-help plan (1990)
By contrast, British women showed no particular preference for faces typical of men with high testosterone.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
That means that preferences are weighted: lower preferences give fewer points than higher ones.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
They should be given more preference over imports and more help to export, he said.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
This may require you to set aside your personal and cultural preferences to provide effective care.The Sun (2013)
To do this may require them to set aside personal and cultural preferences.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Here is the other odd thing about legacy preferences.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Why should the preference of one group be favoured?Times, Sunday Times (2010)
We tried to make our diverse preferences a strength rather than a weakness.Christianity Today (2000)
The bus company gives them preference.Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)
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'preference' in Other Languages
British English: preference /ˈprɛfərəns; ˈprɛfrəns/ NOUN
If you have a preference for something, you would like to have or do that thing rather than something else.
His designs show a preference for natural materials.
- American English: preference
- Arabic: تَفْضِيل
- Brazilian Portuguese: preferência
- Chinese: 偏爱
- Croatian: sklonost
- Czech: preference
- Danish: præference
- Dutch: voorkeur
- European Spanish: preferencia
- Finnish: mieltymys
- French: préférence
- German: Vorzug
- Greek: προτίμηση
- Italian: preferenza
- Japanese: 好み
- Korean: 선호도
- Norwegian: preferanse
- Polish: preferencja
- European Portuguese: preferência
- Romanian: preferință
- Russian: предпочтение
- Spanish: preferencia
- Swedish: preferens
- Thai: การชอบมากกว่า
- Turkish: tercih
- Ukrainian: перевага
- Vietnamese: sự thích hơn
Nearby words of 'preference'
Translation of preference from the Collins English to French Dictionary