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pre·fer

 (prĭ-fûr′)
tr.v. pre·ferred, pre·fer·ring, pre·fers
1. To choose or be in the habit of choosing as more desirable or as having more value: prefers coffee to tea.
2. Law
a. To give priority or precedence to (a creditor).
b. To present (a charge) against a defendant before a court: prefer an indictment.
c. To present (a case) to a court as ready for consideration: prefer the case for trial.
3. Archaic To recommend for advancement or appointment; promote.

[Middle English preferren, from Old French preferer, from Latin praeferre : prae-, pre- + ferre, to carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·fer′rer n.

preferred

(prɪˈfɜːd)
adj
liked better or valued more highly; having preference
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.preferred - more desirable than another; "coffee is preferable to tea"; "Danny's preferred name is `Dan'"
desirable - worth having or seeking or achieving; "a desirable job"; "computer with many desirable features"; "a desirable outcome"
2.preferred - preferred above all others and treated with partialitypreferred - preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child"
loved - held dear; "his loved companion of many years"

preferred

adjective
Being a favorite:
Translations

preferred

[prɪˈfɜːd]
A. ADJ
1. (gen) → preferido
his preferred method of travelsu medio de transporte preferido
our preferred method of payment is cashpreferimos pagar en efectivo
2. (Fin) [creditor] → privilegiado
B. CPD preferred stock N (US) (Fin) → acciones fpl preferentes or privilegiadas

preferred

[prɪˈfɜːrd] adj [method, option, candidate, site] → préféré(e)preferred stock n (US)actions fpl privilégiées

preferred

adj creditorbevorrechtigt
References in classic literature ?
Aunt woke up and, being more good-natured after her nap, told me to read a bit and show what frivolous work I preferred to the worthy and instructive Belsham.
But Robert admitted quite frankly that he preferred to stay where he was and talk to Mrs.
You have heard the truth; but I preferred a nearer route, trusting to the knowledge of the Indian I mentioned.
The little boy had the cent ready, but, like a true-born Yankee, would have preferred the better bargain to the worse.
To gaze into the depths of blue of the child's eyes and pronounce their loveliness a trick of premature cunning was to be guilty of a cynicism in preference to which I naturally preferred to abjure my judgment and, so far as might be, my agitation.
In short, like many inland reapers and mowers, who go into the farmers' meadows armed with their own scythes --though in no wise obliged to furnished them -- even so, Queequeg, for his own private reasons, preferred his own harpoon.
We stood about fifteen and a half hands high; we were therefore just as good for riding as we were for driving, and our master used to say that he disliked either horse or man that could do but one thing; and as he did not want to show off in London parks, he preferred a more active and useful kind of horse.
The agent explained that the houses were built that way, as the purchasers generally preferred to finish the basements to suit their own taste.
Why, I was obliged to let him understand explicitly that I preferred to keep some of my clothes for my own personal wearing; also, I put his magnificence upon an allowance of cologne-water, and actually was so cruel as to restrict him to one dozen of my cambric handkerchiefs.
It would be showy and picturesque enough, all things considered, though I would have preferred noonday, on account of the more theatrical aspect the thing would have.
What he preferred above all other things was the tongs.
Some years ago, when you were beginning to tell me your real name and birthplace, you may remember I stopped you, and preferred to remain ignorant of all.