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prefer

  

      vb   , -fers, -ferring, -ferred  
1    when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive   to like better or value more highly  
I prefer to stand     
2      (Law)   to give preference, esp. to one creditor over others  
3    (esp. of the police) to put (charges) before a court, judge, magistrate, etc., for consideration and judgment  
4    tr; often passive   to advance in rank over another or others; promote  
     (C14: from Latin praeferre to carry in front, prefer, from prae in front + ferre to bear)  
  preferrer      n  
Normally, to is used after prefer and preferable, not than: I prefer Brahms to Tchaikovsky; a small income is preferable to no income at all. However, than or rather than should be used to link infinitives: I prefer to walk than/rather than to catch the train  
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prefer

  
1    adopt, be partial to, choose, desire, elect, fancy, favour, go for, incline towards, like better, opt for, pick, plump for, select, single out, wish, would rather, would sooner  
2    file, lodge, place, present, press, put forward  
3    advance, aggrandize, elevate, move up, promote, raise, upgrade  

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n.
a person who prefers to interact with his/her Google glasses rather than communicating with people in real life
[Neologism]
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