US: /ˈpɹɛfɝəns/, /ˈpɹɛfɹəns/
UK: /pɹˈɛfɹəns/

English Vietnamese dictionary

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Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [U, sing.] ~ (for sb/sth) a greater interest in or desire for sb/sth than sb/sth else: It's a matter of personal preference. + Many people expressed a strong preference for the original plan. + I can't say that I have any particular preference. + Let's make a list of possible speakers, in order of preference.
2 [C] a thing that is liked better or best: a study of consumer preferences
Idioms: give (a) preference to sb/sth to treat sb/sth in a way that gives them an advantage over other people or things: Preference will be given to graduates of this university.
in preference to sb/sth rather than sb/sth: She was chosen in preference to her sister.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 favourite, choice, selection, desire, option, pick:
My preference is the Dover sole meunière.
2 partiality, proclivity, prejudice, favouritism, predilection, liking, fancy, predisposition, bent, inclination, leaning:
She shows a marked preference for short men.

Collocation dictionary


clear, definite, marked, strong | slight | individual, personal
It's a matter of personal preference.
| consumer | first, second, etc.
Local voters gave Harry West first preference.


Do you have any particular preference?
| demonstrate | express, indicate, show, state | give sb
Preference is given to students who have passed maths and chemistry.
| receive


for ~
I choose motorways when driving, for preference.
| in ~ to
They bought French planes in preference to British ones.
| ~ as to/with regard to
He has not expressed a preference as to which school he wants to go to.
| ~ between
people's preferences between brown, white and wholemeal bread
| ~ for sth (over sth)
the government's preference for tax cuts over greater public spending
| ~ in
changing preferences in furniture styles


in order of preference
List the candidates in order of preference.

Concise English dictionary

+a strong liking
+a predisposition in favor of something
+the right or chance to choose
+grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties)