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adverb [not gradable] (PREFERABLY)   /ˈræð·ər, ˈrɑ·ðər/
in preference to, or as a preference: She wants us to meet her here rather than go to her apartment. I’d rather wear the black shoes. She’s saying things that many would rather not hear.
(Definition of rather adverb (PREFERABLY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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