Synonyms of instead in English:

instead


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adverb

1‘people should leave their cars at home and travel by train instead’

SYNONYMS
as an alternative, as a substitute, as a replacement, in lieu, alternatively
rather, by contrast, for preference, by choice, from choice
on second thoughts
all things being equal, ideally
North American alternately
ANTONYMS

as well


Phrases

    instead of

    ‘their menus are written in English instead of French’


    SYNONYMS
    as an alternative to, as a substitute for, as a replacement for, in place of, in lieu of, in preference to
    rather than, as opposed to, in contrast with, as against, as contrasted with, before
    ANTONYMS

    as well as