Hindi translation of 'prefer'
prefer /prɪˈfɜː प्रिˈफ़अ/
Word forms: prefers, preferring, preferred
If you prefer someone or something, you like that person or thing better than another.
Does he prefer a particular sort of music?
I preferred books and people to politics.
prefer something to something
prefer to stay/remain somewhere
prefer to focus/concentrate/rely on something
prefer to avoid/forget/ignore something
prefer an approach
SIMILAR WORDSfavour, choose
OPPOSITESreject, dislikeNote that prefer can often sound rather formal in ordinary conversation. Verbal expressions such as like...better and would rather are used more frequently. For example, instead of saying 'I prefer football to tennis', you can say 'I like football better than tennis', instead of 'I'd prefer an apple', you can say 'I'd rather have an apple', and instead of 'I'd prefer to walk', you can say 'I'd rather walk'.
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Example Sentences Including 'prefer'
Anyway, Christmas in Ashford holds few happy memories, which is why I prefer to stay here.RESCUING ROSE (2002)
I asked him over my shoulder, `or would you prefer a bit of peach?RESCUING ROSE (2002)
He's becoming a man, an adult if you prefer , and men keep secrets from their mothers.THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: The Sangreal Trilogy One (2004)
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'prefer' in Other Languages
- Arabic: يُفَضِّلُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: preferir
- Chinese: 更喜欢
- Croatian: preferirati
- Czech: preferovat
- Danish: foretrække
- Dutch: verkiezen voorkeur geven aan
- European Spanish: preferir
- Finnish: pitää parempana
- French: préférer
- German: bevorzugen
- Greek: προτιμώ
- Italian: preferire
- Japanese: ･･･の方を好む
- Korean: 선호하다
- Norwegian: foretrekke
- Polish: woleć
- Portuguese: preferir
- Romanian: a prefera
- Russian: предпочитать
- Spanish: preferir
- Swedish: föredra
- Thai: ชอบมากกว่า
- Turkish: tercih etmek
- Ukrainian: надавати перевагу
- Vietnamese: thích hơn
Translation of prefer from the Collins English to Hindi Dictionary