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

Origin and Etymology of instead of

Middle English in sted of


INSTEAD OF Defined for Kids

instead of

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

Definition of instead of for Students

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


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