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

Definition of instead of

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 13th century


INSTEAD OF Defined for Kids

instead of

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preposition in·stead of \in-ˈste-dəv\

Definition of instead of for Students

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



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