What is another word for rather than?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈɑːðə ðɐn] (IPA)

Rather than is a conjunction used to introduce an alternative choice or preference. There are several synonyms for this phrase such as "instead of," "in place of," "alternatively," "as opposed to," and "rather." "Instead of" implies a choice between two options where one is more preferable than the other. "In place of" suggests a substitution or replacement of something or someone. "Alternatively" implies a choice between two options where both are equally valid. "As opposed to" suggests a contrasting opinion or an alternative view. "Rather" suggests a preference for one option over the other. All of these synonyms can be used interchangeably with "rather than" to convey an alternative choice or preference.

What are the hypernyms for Rather than?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Rather than

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