Definition of 'preferably'
Example sentences containing 'preferably'
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And preferably without too many fellow tourists around. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Take the tablets regularly, preferably with or after a meal. The Sun (2014)They look for a particularly good branch, preferably a dead one with specially resonant qualities. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Serve it with coffee after dinner, preferably out of its giveaway packaging. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Meeting agendas are distributed to all team members, preferably at least one day in advance. Christianity Today (2000)It was definitely my turn to have a shower - preferably a cold one. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They need some new blood, preferably players who are hungry and will play for the badge not their bank balance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They can ensure continued growth by joining forces with another organisation, preferably one with a track record in successful acquisitions. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They hope to buy a home within two years, preferably somewhere rural in Surrey. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Maybe you should let her down gently, preferably without telling her why, and move on. The Sun (2014)See the shows: preferably after you've drunk too much. Times, Sunday Times (2009)First, you need a friend: preferably a close one. Times, Sunday Times (2007)One of the best times to tend the garden is on a cool, cloudy day, preferably after rain. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Cut those stems right back the following March, just before bud burst and preferably after the willow catkins have finished. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Maybe he's not a gym fan but find some other form of exercise, preferably one you can do together. The Sun (2014)But for this cliché to work, the viewer must feel that the programme gets somewhere, preferably somewhere near a destination. Times, Sunday Times (2008)No British seaside holiday is complete without a boat trip - preferably one where you can also try your hand at fishing. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Learning a skill or taking up a new hobby, preferably something you didn't have the confidence to do when you were married. Why Am I Afraid to Divorce? (1994)Sit upright in a chair, preferably one with a firm back, with your feet flat on the floor in a comfortable position. Banish Headaches -how to obtain fast, drug-free relief from headache (1990)
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Translations for 'preferably'
British English: preferably /ˈprɛfərəblɪ; ˈprɛfrəblɪ/ ADVERB
You use preferably to show that something is more desirable or suitable.
Take exercise, preferably in the fresh air.
- American English: preferably
- Arabic: مِنَ الأَفْضَل
- Brazilian Portuguese: preferivelmente
- Chinese: 更适宜地
- Croatian: po mogućnosti
- Czech: nejlépe ideálně
- Danish: helst
- Dutch: bij voorkeur
- European Spanish: preferiblemente
- Finnish: mieluummin
- French: de préférence
- German: vorzugsweise
- Greek: κατά προτίμηση
- Italian: preferibilmente
- Japanese: 好んで
- Korean: 차라리
- Norwegian: helst
- Polish: raczej
- European Portuguese: preferivelmente
- Romanian: de preferat
- Russian: предпочтительно
- Spanish: preferiblemente
- Swedish: helst
- Thai: ที่ชอบมากกว่า
- Turkish: tercihen
- Ukrainian: бажано
- Vietnamese: tốt hơn là
Definition of preferably from the Collins English Dictionary
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