- vt. 更喜欢；宁愿；提出；提升
- vi. 喜欢；愿意
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
- prefer:  To prefer one thing is etymologically to ‘carry it before’ others. The word comes via Old French preferer from Latin praeferre ‘set before’, a compound verb formed from the prefix prae- ‘before’ and ferre ‘carry’ (source of English fertile and related to bear).
- prefer (v.)
- late 14c., "to put forward or advance in rank or fortune, to promote," from Old French preferer (14c.) and directly from Latin praeferre "place or set before, carry in front," from prae "before" (see pre-) + ferre "to carry, to place" (see infer). Meaning "to esteem (something) more than others" also is recorded from late 14c. Original sense in English is preserved in preferment.
- 1. I would prefer him to be with us next season.
- 2. I think more customers probably prefer a soft sell.
- 3. They prefer to bargain with individual clients, for cash.
- 4. I prefer going to the cinema to watching TV.
- 5. They prefer, in the end, to stick with what they know.
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