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preferably

adverb uk   /ˈpref.ər.ə.bli/ us    /-ɚ.ə-/
B2 if possible: Water the plants twice a week, preferably in the morning.
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  • Serve with ice-cream, preferably vanilla.
  • Serve with a white wine, preferably chilled.
  • I'd love to go there, preferably in the summer.
  • I'd like to go out with him, preferably on my own.
  • I'd like a flat there, preferably in the town centre.
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