Definition for instead

adverb as in alternatively

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Example Sentences

Forage isn’t selling an internship replacement, but instead comes in one degree before the recruitment process.

Major retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy instead made the console available a few hours after Sony's game showcase on Wednesday.

A credible party, Microsoft, emerges, but instead, a non-consumer company, Oracle, whose top executives are tight with the president, becomes a prospective “technology partner,” but not a buyer, of TikTok.

From Fortune

Lincoln High, though, canceled calculus and put Zora Williams in a ceramics class instead.

There’s only one memory card instead of a pair, which makes sense for an entry-level camera, but isn’t ideal for anyone who might want to do some professional work with it.

Instead, straighten your civic backbone and push back in clear conscience.

Instead, the man and woman in the truck wanted to know where the crash site was and whether would I show them.

Instead, spa hotels filled up with over 30,000 refugees from the war-troubled Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.

But this year, instead of simply voting against Boehner on Tuesday, at least two members of the group are vying to replace him.

Instead, I spend much of my time criticizing my fellow atheists.

It was like his beautiful courtesy to call me in and introduce me to Blow instead of letting me go away.

Why he did that, instead of walking around on the shore, Jimmy Rabbit couldn't understand.

Instead of the expected general amnesty, only a few special pardons were granted.

We see the whole land, even if but at a distance, instead of being limited merely to the spot where our foot treads.

But, instead of following up their victory, the half-resolute rioters camped near Guadalupe for the night.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to instead, such as: rather, alternately, alternative, as a substitute, in lieu, and in place of.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.