instead of

preposition
in·​stead of | \ in-ˈste-də(v), -ˈsti-\

Definition of instead of

: in place of : as a substitute for or alternative to chose tea instead of coffee

First Known Use of instead of

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for instead of

Middle English in sted of

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The first known use of instead of was in the 13th century

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instead of

preposition
in·​stead of | \ in-ˈste-dəv \

Kids Definition of instead of

: in place of : as a substitute for I had milk instead of juice.

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