One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘my mother was a little put out by my preference for boys' games’
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’
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’
priority, favour, precedence, advantage, preferential treatment, favoured treatment, favouritism
‘the thief chose their home in preference to others’
rather than, instead of, in place of, sooner than, above, before, over
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