preference

Part of speech: noun

The act of preferring, the state of being preferred, or that which is preferred.

Part of speech: adjective

Preferential.

Part of speech: adverb

Preferentially.

Part of speech: noun

Preferment.

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Usage examples "preference":

  1. All choose a good name in preference to a bad one. - "Twenty-Four Short Sermons On The Doctrine Of Universal Salvation", John Bovee Dods.
  2. She seemed satisfied, and smiled as she said, " Thank you, but you shall have your preference also." - "A Day Of Fate", E. P. Roe.
  3. I know that she is particularly anxious for your preference, and I am sure that she deserves it. - "The Parent's Assistant", Maria Edgeworth.