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prefer
British English: /prɪˈfəː/
American English: /prəˈfər/

Translation of prefer in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (like better) to prefer something to
    préférer quelque chose à
    to prefer doing I prefer painting to drawing
    je préfère peindre plutôt que de dessiner
    to prefer to do to prefer to walk rather than to take the bus
    préférer y aller à pied plutôt que de prendre le bus
    to prefer somebody to do/not to do
    préférer que quelqu'un fasse/ne fasse pas
    to prefer that …
    préférer que … (+ subj)
    to prefer it if
    aimer mieux que (+ subj)
    I would prefer it if you didn't smoke
    j'aimerais mieux que tu ne fumes pas
  • 2 (Law)to prefer charges to prefer charges against somebody
    engager des poursuites contre quelqu'un

also: preferred past participle adjective

  • (tjrs épith)
    (term, method, route, option, solution)
    préféré
    preferred position
    emplacement (m) privilégié
    preferred creditor
    (Finance)
    créancier/-ière (m/f) prioritaire
    there is a preferred candidate (in job ad)
    il y a un candidat prioritaire

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