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Verb prefer has 4 senses
  1. prefer - like better; value more highly; "Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels"; "We prefer sleeping outside"
    --1 is one way to
    Derived form: noun preference1
    Sample sentence:
    They prefer him to write the letter
  2. choose, prefer, opt - select as an alternative; choose instead; prefer as an alternative; "I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"; "She opted for the job on the East coast"
    Derived forms: noun preferment1, noun preference2
    Sample sentence:
    They prefer him to write the letter
  3. prefer, favor, favour - promote over another; "he favors his second daughter"
    --3 is one way to promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate
    Derived form: noun preferment1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. prefer - give preference to one creditor over another
    --4 is one way to
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
prefect prefectching prefecting prefection prefectionist prefectural prefecture prefeitura prefer preferable preferableness preferably prefere prefered preference preference share preference shares

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