1. I
do it tomorrow if you prefer сделайте это завтра, если вам так удобнее; 1 will come later, if you prefer я зайду позднее, если это вас больше устроит
2. III
prefer smth., smb. prefer coffee (meat well done, this play, etc.) предпочитать кофе и т.д.; which do you prefer? чему или которому вы отдаете предпочтение?; I prefer her sister мне больше нравится ее сестра
3. IV
prefer smth. in some manner personally I prefer this book лично я предпочитаю эту книгу, что касается меня, то мне больше нравится эта книга
4. VI
prefer smth. in some state prefer meat cold (tea hot, fish underdone, etc.) больше любить холодное мясо и т.д., предпочитать мясо в холодном виде и т.д.
prefer to do smth. prefer to start now (to leave it alone, to read it aloud, etc.) предпочитать начать сейчас и т.д.; I prefer to read [rather than sit idle] (to wait, to go without, to stay at home [rather than go with you], etc.) я предпочитаю /лучше/ читать [, чем сидеть без дела] и т.д.
6. XIV
prefer doing smth. I prefer standing (reading, talking, etc.) я предпочитаю стоять и т.д.; I prefer sitting я лучше посижу; he always prefers staying at home ему бы только сидеть дома
7. XXI1
prefer smth. to smth. prefer water to wine (the town to the country, silence to speech, work to play, etc.) предпочитать воду вину и т.д.
8. XXV
prefer that... prefer that nothing should be said about it (that it should be left alone, etc.) предпочитать, чтобы ничего об этом не говорили и т.д.

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • prefer — 1. The inflected forms of the verb are preferred, preferring, but other derivatives have a single r (preferable, preferably, preference, preferential, preferment). 2. When the subject of prefer is the same as that of a following subordinate verb …   Modern English usage

  • Prefer — Pre*fer , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Preferred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preferring}.] [F. pr[ e]f[ e]rer, L. praeferre; prae before + ferre to bear or carry. See 1st {Bear}.] 1. To carry or bring (something) forward, or before one; hence, to bring for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prefer — pre·fer /pri fər/ vt pre·ferred, pre·fer·ring 1: to give (a creditor or debt) priority or preference any preferred charges such as child support or alimony In re Smiley, 427 P.2d 179 (1967) 2: to bring forward for determination; esp: to bring (a… …   Law dictionary

  • prefer — [prē fʉr′, prifʉr′] vt. preferred, preferring [ME preferren < MFr preferer < L praeferre, to place before < prae , PRE + ferre, BEAR1] 1. to put before someone else in rank, office, etc.; promote; advance 2. to put before a magistrate,… …   English World dictionary

  • prefer — late 14c., to put forward or advance in rank or fortune, to promote, from L. praeferre place or set before, carry in front, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + ferre to carry, to place (see INFER (Cf. infer)). Meaning to esteem (something)… …   Etymology dictionary

  • prefer — 1 *choose, select, elect, opt, pick, cull, single Analogous words: accept, *receive, admit, take: *approve, endorse, sanction: favor, *oblige, accommodate 2 *offer, proffer, tender, pr …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prefer — [v] favor; single out adopt, advance, aggrandize, be partial to, be turned on to, choose, cull, desire, elect, elevate, fancy, finger, fix upon, go for, incline, like better, mark, optate, opt for, pick, place, pose, present, promote, propone,… …   New thesaurus

  • prefer — ► VERB (preferred, preferring) 1) like (someone or something) better than another or others; tend to choose. 2) formal submit (a charge or information) for consideration. 3) archaic promote to a prestigious position. ORIGIN Latin praeferre bear… …   English terms dictionary

  • prefer */*/*/ — UK [prɪˈfɜː(r)] / US [prɪˈfɜr] verb [transitive] Word forms prefer : present tense I/you/we/they prefer he/she/it prefers present participle preferring past tense preferred past participle preferred [never progressive] to like or want someone or… …   English dictionary

  • prefer — v. 1) (D; tr.) ( to bring ) to prefer against (to prefer charges against smb.) 2) (D; tr.) to prefer to (she prefers fish to meat) 3) (E) we prefer to remain at home 4) (G) I preferred going to a concert 5) (esp. BE) (H; no passive) I d prefer… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • prefer — pre|fer [ prı fɜr ] verb transitive *** never progressive to like or want someone or something more than someone or something else: Which do you prefer, the red or the blue one? prefer someone/something to someone/something: Even today, most… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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