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Pronunciation of Prefer: Learn how to pronounce Prefer in English correctly

Learn how to say Prefer correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word prefer:

verb (prefers, preferring, preferred)
[with object]
1like (one thing or person) better than another or others; tend to choose:
I prefer Venice to Rome
[with infinitive]:
I would prefer to discuss the matter in private
[with clause]:
Val would presumably prefer that you didn’t get arrested
2 formal submit (a charge or a piece of information) for consideration:
the police will prefer charges
3 archaic promote or advance (someone) to a prestigious position:
he was eventually preferred to the bishopric of Durham
late Middle English: from Old French preferer, from Latin praeferre, from prae ‘before’ + ferre ‘to bear, carry’

Spelling rule
If a verb ends with a single vowel plus a consonant, and the stress is at the end of the word (as in refer), double the last letter when adding -ing or -ed: (prefers, preferring, preferred).