When one thing seems like a better option than another, it is preferable. If you would rather have chocolate ice cream than vanilla, it means that chocolate is preferable to you.

Graduating from high school is usually preferable to dropping out, and traveling a long distance by train is always preferable to getting there on roller skates. The hardest thing about preferable is pronunciation: remember to place the stress on the first syllable, pref, and not on the second syllable as in the word prefer.

Definitions of preferable
  1. adjective
    more desirable than another
    “coffee is preferable to tea”
    synonyms: preferred
    worth having or seeking or achieving
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