Know Your Next Word : instead

17. instead :

adverb :

1. as a substitute or replacement

2. in the place or stead of someone or something

3. in preference : as a preferred or accepted alternative

usage :

  • We ordered tea but were served coffee instead.

  • The city has its pleasures, but she wished instead for the quiet of country life.

  • You can use milk instead of cream in this recipe.

  • Having planned to drive, we walked instead.

  • yearned instead for a home and family.

  • Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab.

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