Synonyms of preference in English:

preference


See definition of preference

noun

1‘my mother was a little put out by my preference for boys' games’

SYNONYMS

liking, partiality, predilection, proclivity, fondness, taste, inclination, leaning, bias, bent, penchant, predisposition, desire, wish

2‘I like most types of music, but my preference is rock’

SYNONYMS

favourite, first choice, top of the list, choice, selection, pick

informal cup of tea, bag, thing

North American informal druthers

3‘preference will be given to applicants with some proficiency in Japanese’

SYNONYMS

priority, favour, precedence, advantage, preferential treatment, favoured treatment, favouritism


Phrases

    in preference to

      ‘the thief chose their home in preference to others’

      SYNONYMS

      rather than, instead of, in place of, sooner than, above, before, over