Synonyms of instead in English:

instead


See definition of instead

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