Definition of instead adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈsted//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsted//
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in the place of somebody/something Lee was ill so I went instead. He didn't reply. Instead, he turned on his heel and left the room. She said nothing, preferring instead to save her comments till later. Word OriginMiddle English (originally as two words): from in + stead.
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