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Preferring and preference

prefer

verb

to like or want someone or something more than someone or something else

like

verb

to prefer to do something in a particular way, or to prefer to have something done in a particular way

preference

noun

someone or something that you like or want more than other people or things

leaning

noun

a tendency to prefer, support, or be interested in a particular idea or activity

someone’s likes and dislikes

what someone likes and does not like

in favour of

preferring to choose someone or something that you believe is better

as you please

whatever you like, or in whatever way you prefer

in preference to

instead of someone or something else that you like or want less

rather than

used for saying that one thing is preferred to another or happens instead of another

I’d sooner do something

used for saying what you would prefer to do

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