prefer-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: value a thing or course of action more highly than another

Do gentlemen really prefer blondes?
Users overwhelmingly prefer on demand to online downloads.
People distrusted banks and the stock market and preferred to store their wealth in tangible assets.
Fortunately for the Kissing Gourami, most aquarium fish lovers prefer to keep them in an aquarium instead of on the dinner table.

VerbNet: admire-31.2,want-32.1-1-1
FrameNet: Preference,Partiality
PropBank: prefer.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: give preference to one creditor over another

The man in debt may sell to pay his debts, and he may prefer creditors.
The bankruptcy code does not allow a debtor to prefer one creditor rather than another.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4