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The word 'rather' can be used in many sentences with different meaning.
I would rather to wear jeans. (In this sentence means I prefer to wear jeans)
I studied Math rather than doing nothing. (In this sentence means I studied Math instead of doing nothing.)
I called him rather strange way. (It means I called him quite strange way)
What are the other ways to use rather in English?
For meanings of words, dictionaries are useful - for example: rather - definition. American English definition of rather by Macmillan Dictionary