prefer

Part of speech: adverb

Preferably.

Part of speech: verb

To offer.

Part of speech: verb

To esteem above others.

Part of speech: verb

To advance; appoint.

Part of speech: adjective

Preferable.

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Usage examples "prefer":

  1. Would you really prefer to have me? - "Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp", Horatio Alger, Jr..
  2. I should prefer them to any others. - "Elsie's Womanhood", Martha Finley.
  3. " I am glad you are content, Lord Abbot," said Torfrida; " I trust you prefer dining with me to burning me, as you meant to do." - "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.