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Definition of "preferred" []

  • Simple past tense and past participle of prefer. (verb)
  • Favoured (adjective)
  • Preferred stock. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "preferred" in a sentence
  • "It really gave one quite a shock to realise _how_ grown-up the old companions had become even the brothers Harry and Russell were transformed into tall striplings who bought newspapers on their own account, and preferred, actually _preferred_, to be clean rather than dirty!"
  • "Eviscerate is the term preferred by feminists and other right-minded people to emasculate, as it is gender neutral and has the added advantage of not insulting those of us who are non-masculine by nature."
  • "She also referred to the South China Sea as the West Philippine Sea, a term preferred in the Philippines but reviled in China."