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prefer

[prɪ'fɜː] брит. / амер.

гл.

  1. предпочитать

  2. (prefer to) оказывать поддержку; способствовать; выдвигать, продвигать, повышать (в чине, звании)

  3. амер. выдвигать (требование, обвинение); представлять, подавать (прошение, жалобу)

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prefer

[prɪ'fæː]

v

-rr-

  1. предпочитать

  2. юр.

    • to prefer charges against smb — выдвигать обвинения против кого-л.

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"Lavinia must have been disappointed at that," said the Doctor; "she would prefer him to have been guilty of some romantic crime.
— Представляю, как ты ее разочаровала, — сказал доктор. — Лавиния предпочла бы услышать, что он виновен в каком-нибудь романтическом преступлении.
James, Henri / Washington SquareДжеймс, Генри / Вашингтонская площадь
Вашингтонская площадь
Джеймс, Генри
Washington Square
James, Henri
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1995
I think I would prefer it in velvet, though ... or maybe a brocade top with a flared skirt.
Лучше всего это сделать из бархата… а может, парчовый верх и юбка‑клеш.
Durrell, Gerald / My family and other animalsДаррелл, Джеральд / Моя семья и другие звери
Моя семья и другие звери
Даррелл, Джеральд
© Издательство "Мир", 1971
My family and other animals
Durrell, Gerald
© Gerald M. Durrell, 1956
© renewed Gerald M. Durrell, 1984
“I prefer the radio,” Barr said.
— Я предпочитаю радио, — сказал Барр.
Child, Lee / One ShotЧайлд, Ли / Выстрел
Выстрел
Чайлд, Ли
© 2005 by Lee Child
© Перевод. В. Гольдич, И. Оганесова, 2009
© Издание на русском языке. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2009
One Shot
Child, Lee
© 2005 by Lee Child
No, no, my good fellow. I should strongly recommend you, paternally,--or, if you prefer it, as a friend,--to forget all about Rogojin, and, in fact, to stick to the family into which you are about to enter."
Ну, нет; я бы вам посоветовал отечески, или, если больше любите, дружески, и забыть о господине Рогожине. Да и вообще, советовал бы вам придерживаться семейства, в которое вы поступите.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / IdiotДостоевский, Фёдор / Идиот
Идиот
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971
Idiot
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2004 by Fine Creative Media, Inc.
Although oral bioavailability is good, we prefer intravenous dosing. Cephalosporins such as cefotaxime or ceftriaxone are also effective.
Несмотря на хорошую биодоступность препарата, мы предпочитаем вводить препарат в/в. Эффективны также цефалоспорины, такие как цефотаксим и цефтриаксон.
Hoffmann, Christian,Rockstroh, Jurgen,Kamps, Bernd / HIV Medicine 2006Хоффман, Кристиан,Рокстро, Юрген,Кампс, Бернд / Лечение ВИЧ-инфекции 2005
Лечение ВИЧ-инфекции 2005
Хоффман, Кристиан,Рокстро, Юрген,Кампс, Бернд
© 2003, 2004, 2005 Flying Publisher
HIV Medicine 2006
Hoffmann, Christian,Rockstroh, Jurgen,Kamps, Bernd
© 2006 by Flying Publisher
Java is a nice programming language; most programmers prefer it over C or C++.
Java — прекрасный язык программирования. Многие программисты отдают предпочтение именно ему, а не языкам С или C++.
Horstmann, Cay S.,Cornell, Gary / Core Java™ 2, Volume I - FundamentalsХорстманн, Кей С.,Корнелл, Гари / Java 2. Том I. Основы.
Java 2. Том I. Основы.
Хорстманн, Кей С.,Корнелл, Гари
© Sun Microsystems, Inc., 2003
© Издательский дом "Вильямс", 2003
Core Java™ 2, Volume I - Fundamentals
Horstmann, Cay S.,Cornell, Gary
© 2001 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
There is often a lack of privacy, especially in rural areas, and many prefer to do nothing at all rather than risk embarrassment.
Поскольку к сохранению конфиденциальной информации в стране, особенно в ее сельских районах, относятся не слишком щепетильно, многие предпочитают не совершать никаких шагов, чем чувствовать потом смущение.
© AFEW
© AIDS Foundation East-West
In some cases, especially when firms maintain large cash balances as a matter of routine, analysts prefer to work with net debt ratios.
В некоторых случаях, особенно, когда фирмы в рутинном порядке поддерживают крупные кассовые остатки, аналитики предпочитают работать с коэффициентами на основе чистого долга.
Damodaran, Aswath / Investment Valuation: Tools and Techniques for Determining the Value of Any AssetДамодаран, Асват / Инвестиционная оценка. Инструменты и техника оценки любых активов
Инвестиционная оценка. Инструменты и техника оценки любых активов
Дамодаран, Асват
© Альпина Бизнес Букс, 2004, перевод, оформление
© 2002 by Aswath Damodaran
Investment Valuation: Tools and Techniques for Determining the Value of Any Asset
Damodaran, Aswath
© 2002 by Aswath Damodaran
Both visions are equal, but I prefer the vision of my form and my earth.
Оба видения равны, но я предпочитаю видение своей формы и своей земли.
Castaneda, Carlos / The second ring of powerКастанеда, Карлос / Второе кольцо силы
Второе кольцо силы
Кастанеда, Карлос
© 1977 by Carlos Castaneda
© "София", 2008
© ООО Издательство "София", 2008
The second ring of power
Castaneda, Carlos
© 1977 by Carlos Castaneda
"Come," said I, when he was gone, "I prefer that customer to the lot."
— Знаешь, — сказал я Пинкертону, когда император удалился, — он мне нравится больше всех остальных наших посетителей.
Stevenson, Robert Louis / The wreckerСтивенсон, Роберт Луис / Потерпевшие кораблекрушение
Потерпевшие кораблекрушение
Стивенсон, Роберт Луис
© Издательство "Кыргызстан", 1986
The wrecker
Stevenson, Robert Louis
© 1891 by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
© 1905 by Charles Scribner's Sons
So that I sometimes prefer to frown and hold my tongue.You're clever, you must understand."
Так что я иногда лучше люблю хмуриться и молчать: ты умна, ты должна понять.
Достоевский, Фёдор / ПодростокDostoevsky, Fyodor / A Raw Youth
A Raw Youth
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Подросток
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Советская Россия", 1979
But these tales, which you will hear for a long time to come in every corner of Russia, are nothing to you; you prefer to go to the bastions, especially to the fourth, of which you have heard so many and such diverse things.
Но вам не до этих рассказов, которые вы долго еще будете слушать во всех углах России: вы хотите скорее идти на бастионы, именно на четвертый, про который вам так много и так различно рассказывали.
Толстой, Л.Н. / Севастопольские рассказыTolstoy, Leo / Sevastopol
Sevastopol
Tolstoy, Leo
© 1888, by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
Севастопольские рассказы
Толстой, Л.Н.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1976
If you were to suggest that he choose between a workers’ union and a “repentant nobleman” in the person of some divisional general, he would prefer the latter to the former almost without thinking.
Если же вы предложите ему выбрать между рабочим союзом и «кающимся дворянином» в лице какого-нибудь начальника дивизии, то он едва ли задумается предпочесть второго первому.
Плеханов, Г. В. / Наши разногласия. Письмо к П. Л. ЛавровуPlekhanov, G. V. / Our Differences. Letter to P. L. Lavrov
Our Differences. Letter to P. L. Lavrov
Plekhanov, G. V.
Наши разногласия. Письмо к П. Л. Лаврову
Плеханов, Г. В.
© Государственное издательство политической литературы, 1949 г.
So that I prefer to make no chronicle for that gap of time, to tell only one cardinal incident of the ten months I spent as an intimate of these half-humanised brutes.
Так что я не стану подробно описывать этот период, а расскажу лишь о главном событии за те десять месяцев, которые я провел бок о бок с этими полулюдьми, полузверями.
Wells, Herbert George / The Island of Doctor MoreauУэллс, Герберт / Остров доктора Моро
Остров доктора Моро
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1972
The Island of Doctor Moreau
Wells, Herbert George
© by Stone and Kimball MDCCCXCVI
The principle of hard and soft acids and bases states that hard acids prefer hard bases and soft acids prefer soft bases.
Согласно принципу жестких и мягких кислот и оснований, жесткие кислоты предпочтительно взаимодействуют с жесткими основаниями, а мягкие кислоты — с мягкими основаниями
March, Jerry,Smith, Michael B. / March's advanced organic chemistry: reactions, mechanisms, and structureМарч, Джерри / Органическая химия. Реакции, механизмы и структура. Том 2
Органическая химия. Реакции, механизмы и структура. Том 2
Марч, Джерри
© 1985 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
© перевод на русский язык, «Мир», 1987
March's advanced organic chemistry: reactions, mechanisms, and structure
March, Jerry,Smith, Michael B.
© 2007 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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prɪ'fɜːVerbпредпочитатьExamples

At this time of day, I prefer tea to coffee. — В это время дня я предпочитаю пить чай, а не кофе.
He prefers watching rugby to playing it. — Он предпочитает быть болельщиком регби, а не игроком.
I prefer red wine to white. — Я больше люблю красное вино, чем белое.

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Noun

  1. 1.

    предпочитать

    translation added by Злой Кошара
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    предпочитают

    translation added by Руслан Заславский
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    олд

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    предпочитать

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    предпочесть

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    предпочитать

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Collocations

prefer a charge
выдвигать обвинение
prefer a complaint against smb
подавать жалобу на/иск против кого-л
prefer claims
предъявлять претензии
prefer one creditor over others
предпочесть одного кредитора другим
callable preferred stock
привилегированные акции, которые могут быть предъявлены к погашению
convertible preferred stock
конвертируемая привилегированная акция
cumulative preferred stock
кумулятивная привилегированная акция
first preferred stock
первый выпуск привилегированных акций
non-preferred customer
непредпочтительный клиент
participating preferred stock
привилегированные акции, дающие право на выплату дополнительных дивидендов
preferred alternative
предпочтительная альтернатива
preferred axis of magnetization
ось предпочтительного намагничивания
preferred common stock
обыкновенные акции класса "Б"
preferred common stock
привилегированные обыкновенные акции
preferred creditor
кредитор, имеющий преимущественное требование

Word forms

prefer

verb
Basic forms
Pastpreferred
Imperativeprefer
Present Participle (Participle I)preferring
Past Participle (Participle II)preferred
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I preferwe prefer
you preferyou prefer
he/she/it prefersthey prefer
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am preferringwe are preferring
you are preferringyou are preferring
he/she/it is preferringthey are preferring
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have preferredwe have preferred
you have preferredyou have preferred
he/she/it has preferredthey have preferred
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been preferringwe have been preferring
you have been preferringyou have been preferring
he/she/it has been preferringthey have been preferring
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I preferredwe preferred
you preferredyou preferred
he/she/it preferredthey preferred
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was preferringwe were preferring
you were preferringyou were preferring
he/she/it was preferringthey were preferring
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had preferredwe had preferred
you had preferredyou had preferred
he/she/it had preferredthey had preferred
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been preferringwe had been preferring
you had been preferringyou had been preferring
he/she/it had been preferringthey had been preferring
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will preferwe shall/will prefer
you will preferyou will prefer
he/she/it will preferthey will prefer
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be preferringwe shall/will be preferring
you will be preferringyou will be preferring
he/she/it will be preferringthey will be preferring
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have preferredwe shall/will have preferred
you will have preferredyou will have preferred
he/she/it will have preferredthey will have preferred
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been preferringwe shall/will have been preferring
you will have been preferringyou will have been preferring
he/she/it will have been preferringthey will have been preferring
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would preferwe should/would prefer
you would preferyou would prefer
he/she/it would preferthey would prefer
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be preferringwe should/would be preferring
you would be preferringyou would be preferring
he/she/it would be preferringthey would be preferring
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have preferredwe should/would have preferred
you would have preferredyou would have preferred
he/she/it would have preferredthey would have preferred
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been preferringwe should/would have been preferring
you would have been preferringyou would have been preferring
he/she/it would have been preferringthey would have been preferring
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am preferredwe are preferred
you are preferredyou are preferred
he/she/it is preferredthey are preferred
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being preferredwe are being preferred
you are being preferredyou are being preferred
he/she/it is being preferredthey are being preferred
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been preferredwe have been preferred
you have been preferredyou have been preferred
he/she/it has been preferredthey have been preferred
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was preferredwe were preferred
you were preferredyou were preferred
he/she/it was preferredthey were preferred
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being preferredwe were being preferred
you were being preferredyou were being preferred
he/she/it was being preferredthey were being preferred
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been preferredwe had been preferred
you had been preferredyou had been preferred
he/she/it had been preferredthey had been preferred
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be preferredwe shall/will be preferred
you will be preferredyou will be preferred
he/she/it will be preferredthey will be preferred
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been preferredwe shall/will have been preferred
you will have been preferredyou will have been preferred
he/she/it will have been preferredthey will have been preferred