give preference to (someone or something)

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give preference to (someone or something)

To prioritize someone or something above someone or something else. The recruiter was told to give preference to any alumni who apply for the job.
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give (a) preference to somebody/something

treat somebody/something in a way that gives them an advantage over other people or things: Preference will be given to graduates of this university.
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For the state to give preference to one or more groups means devaluating citizens based upon their ethnic or cultural backgrounds.
As such, we will not give preference to one candidate over another.
CFP does not give preference to one of these scenarios.
New Delhi, July 14 ( ANI ): Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Monday questioned the need to change a law in order to give preference to one person in connection with the appointment of Nripendra Mishra as principal secretary to the prime minister.
Equal protection of laws means that laws must be applied equally and it is erroneous to give preference to one person or class of persons over another," the group said.
Schools should not give preference to one child over the other on the basis of any classification
Aiysha believes both qualifications and experience complement each other and that you cannot give preference to one at the cost of the other, while Jenny had the final say on the chicken or egg issue.
The council does not give preference to one ward over another but seeks to work with residents and local councillors to tackle black spots as soon as they occur.
In addition, Conseco's directors "believe it is inappropriate to give preference to one shareholder over others," wrote Conseco CEO James Prieur in a letter to Steel Partners' chairman John Howard.