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Synonyms of 'preference'

(noun) 
Definition
a liking for one thing above the rest
Whatever your preference, we have a product to suit you.
Synonyms
liking
She had a liking for good clothes.
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wish
Clearly she had no wish for his company.
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taste
She developed a taste for journeys to hazardous regions.
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desire
I had a strong desire to help and care for people.
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bag (slang)
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leaning
I always had a leaning towards sport.
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bent
a bent for natural history
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bias
There were fierce attacks on the BBC for alleged political bias.
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cup of tea (informal)
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inclination
She set out to follow her artistic inclinations.
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penchant
She had a penchant for playing jokes on people.
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fondness
I've always had a fondness for jewels.
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predisposition
the predisposition to behave in a certain way
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predilection
his predilection for expensive whisky
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proclivity (formal)
Los Angeles's unique proclivity for experimental arty endeavour
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partiality
a partiality for junk food
(noun) 
Definition
a person or thing preferred
He enjoys all styles of music, but his preference is opera.
Synonyms
first choice
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choice
His choice of words made Rajiv angry.
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favourite
He was a favourite of the king.
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election
the election of the Labour government in 1964
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pick
We had the pick of winter coats from the shop.
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option
He was jailed for thirty days without the option of a fine.
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selection
Make your selection from the list.
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top of the list
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fave (informal)
(noun) 
Candidates with the right qualifications should be given preference.
Synonyms
priority
The school gives priority to science and maths.
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first place
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precedence
the strict order of precedence in which the guests took their place
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advantage
Men still have an economic position of advantage over women.
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favouritism
Accusations of political favouritism abound.
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pride of place
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favoured treatment

Additional synonyms

in the sense of advantage
Definition
a more favourable position or state
Men still have an economic position of advantage over women.
in the sense of bent
Definition
personal inclination or aptitude
a bent for natural history
in the sense of bias
Definition
mental tendency, esp. prejudice
There were fierce attacks on the BBC for alleged political bias.

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