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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.
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preferred

(prɪˈfɜːd)
adj
liked better or valued more highly; having preference
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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"
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preferred

adjective
Being a favorite:
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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
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preferred

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

adj creditorbevorrechtigt
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References in classic literature ?
If there should happen to be an irreconcilable variance between the two, that which has the superior obligation and validity ought, of course, to be preferred; or, in other words, the Constitution ought to be preferred to the statute, the intention of the people to the intention of their agents.
The rule which has obtained in the courts for determining their relative validity is, that the last in order of time shall be preferred to the first.
She was fond of all boy's plays, and greatly preferred cricket not merely to dolls, but to the more heroic enjoyments of infancy, nursing a dormouse, feeding a canary-bird, or watering a rose-bush.
There had been a man of wealth who had wanted her--and the family had much preferred him to the minister; but Jennie had not.
Some wanted it to be simply "my Lord," others held out for "your Dukeness," and still others preferred "my Sovereign Liege." Finally the gorgeous jewel of the order, gleaming upon the breast of every member, suggested "your Badgesty," which was adopted, and the order became popularly known as the Kings of Catarrh.
But a wiser man has arisen--the census taker--and his larger estimate of human interest has been preferred in marking out the field of these little stories of the "Four Million."
Even in the course of the trial he might have proposed exile as the penalty, but then he declared that he preferred death to exile.
And there would be no difficulty in arguing that Socrates should have lived and preferred to a glorious death the good which he might still be able to perform.
She saw a glance at Maria which confirmed the injury to herself: it was a scheme, a trick; she was slighted, Maria was preferred; the smile of triumph which Maria was trying to suppress shewed how well it was understood; and before Julia could command herself enough to speak, her brother gave his weight against her too, by saying, "Oh yes!
Which of the two sisters was preferred by Captain Wentworth was as yet quite doubtful, as far as Anne's observation reached.
It suited Mary best to think Henrietta the one preferred on the very account of Charles Hayter, whose pretensions she wished to see put an end to.
Here it is proposed to remain two days, visiting the harbors, fortifications, and battlefields of the Crimea; thence back through the Bosphorus, touching at Constantinople to take in any who may have preferred to remain there; down through the Sea of Marmora and the Dardanelles, along the coasts of ancient Troy and Lydia in Asia, to Smyrna, which will be reached in two or two and a half days from Constantinople.