Synonyms for instead
- as a substitute
- in lieu
- in place of
- in preference
- on behalf of
- on second thought
- rather than
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INSTEAD
I wish my father had intrusted his money to you instead of to the superintendent.
Instead, now we are building bonds with nations that once were our adversaries.
Instead, it presents, what all too few of us to-day possess, a philosophy of life.
It will only be me instead of him, and that's no difference; he belongs to me as much as I do to him.
Instead he took his lady away, and they were lost in the crowd.
That instead of running into the Oneida, the Oneida ran into him.
Instead, only a tense horror that touched to the roots of emotion.
Instead, she was inclined to boast over her ability to bamboozle men at her will.
You see, he wanted to get my money illegally, but instead I managed to get his legally.
Instead, there was only an infinite sadness, while she spoke very gently.
1590s, from Middle English ine stede (early 13c.; see stead); loan-translation of Latin in loco (French en lieu de). Still often two words until c.1640.