instead - definition and synonyms


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  1. used for saying that one person, thing, or action replaces another

    If you don’t have olive oil, you can use sunflower oil instead.

    instead of:

    Tickets will cost only £5, instead of the usual £6.50.

    Alison will be playing instead of me on Saturday.

    instead of doing something:

    Can’t we deal with this now instead of waiting until tomorrow?