1. more readily or willingly
; - Example: "clean it well, preferably with warm water"- Example: "I'd rather be in Philadelphia"- Example: "I'd sooner die than give up"[syn: preferably, sooner, rather]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Preferably \Pref"er*a*bly\, adv.
In preference; by choice.
To choose Plautus preferably to Terence. --Dennis.