Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun preference

4 senses of preference

Sense 1
preference, penchant, predilection, taste -- (a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney")
       => liking -- (a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin")

Sense 2
predilection, preference, orientation -- (a predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation")
       => predisposition -- (an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way)

Sense 3
preference, druthers -- (the right or chance to choose; "given my druthers, I'd eat cake")
       => option, alternative, choice -- (one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen; "what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse")

Sense 4
preference -- (grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties))
       => advantage, vantage -- (the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me")

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