preferred

preferred
adjective
1. more desirable than another (Freq. 1)
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coffee is preferable to tea

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Danny's preferred name is `Dan'

Syn: ↑preferable
Similar to: ↑desirable
2. preferred above all others and treated with partiality
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the favored child

Syn: ↑favored, ↑favorite, ↑favourite, ↑best-loved, ↑pet, ↑preferent
Similar to: ↑loved
Derivationally related forms: ↑preference (for: ↑preferent), ↑favourite (for: ↑favourite), ↑favorite (for: ↑favorite)

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