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rather

adverb
 
 
/ˈrɑːðər/
SLIGHTLY B1 slightly or to a degree: I rather like it. I find her books rather dull.Some and quite
rather than B1 instead of: I thought we could go to the cinema this evening rather than stay at home. He saw his music as a hobby rather than a career.Replacing and exchanging
would rather B1 If you would rather do something, you would prefer to do that thing: I'd much rather go out for a meal than stay in and watch TV.Liking more
CORRECT B2 used to change something you have just said and make it more correct: I tried writing some drama, or rather comedy-drama, but it wasn't very good.Replacing and exchanging
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