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rather/ˈræðɚ/
British/ˈrɑːðə/adverb
rather
/ˈræðɚ/British/ˈrɑːðə/
adverb
Learner's definition of RATHER  
: to some degree or extent— often used to make a statement less forceful
— used to introduce a statement that indicates what is true after you have said what is not true
   b — used to introduce a statement that corrects what you have just said
British, old-fashioned — used to express agreement

rather than

: in place of (something or someone): instead of (something or someone): and not
— used to say what is not chosen or done because something else is chosen or done instead

would rather

— used to indicate what you want or prefer to do, have, etc.
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