prefer verb

ADV. greatly, much, strongly I much prefer the orchestra's 1998 recording of the symphony. | infinitely | simply You may simply prefer just to sit on the terrace with a cocktail. | really I would really prefer to teach girls. | rather, slightly | certainly Egg pasta is certainly preferred by many chefs. | clearly, obviously | apparently Huge majorities apparently prefer reducing unemployment to fighting inflation. | generally, usually | naturally Employers naturally prefer candidates with some previous experience of the job. | personally | still

VERB + PREFER would We can eat out if you like, but I would prefer to stay in. | tend to Industries still tend to prefer virgin raw materials to recycled ones. | seem to

PREP. to I prefer his earlier paintings to his later ones.