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Meaning & Definition of Instead in English





1. In place of, or as an alternative to

  • "Felix became a herpetologist instead"
  • "Alternatively we could buy a used car"
  • alternatively
  • ,
  • instead
  • ,
  • or else

2. On the contrary

  • "Rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left"
  • "He didn't call
  • Rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter"
  • "Used english terms instead of latin ones"
  • rather
  • ,
  • instead

Examples of using

You should travel while you're young instead of spending time in front of the computer.
Wrath doesn't control me, I control wrath instead.
What do you want instead?