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Synonyms of instead in English:


  • people should leave their cars at home and travel by train instead
    as an alternative, as a substitute, as a replacement, in lieu, alternatively;
    rather, by contrast, for preference, by choice, from choice;
    on second thoughts;
    North American alternately
    [Antonyms] as well
  • Phrases

    instead of

    their menus are written in English instead of French
    [Antonyms] as well as
    as an alternative to, as a substitute for, as a replacement for, in place of, in lieu of, in preference to;
    rather than, as opposed to, in contrast with, as against, as contrasted with, before

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