give (a) preference to (someone or something)(redirected from give a preference to something)
give (a) preference to (someone or something)
To treat someone or something with greater regard or in a more advantageous manner than someone or something else. The company was taken to court for giving a preference to female employees who don't have children. The immigration department announced it will give preference to applicants who have already been in the country for more than 15 years.