Bedeutung von “instead” — Learner’s Dictionary

instead

adverb us uk /ɪnˈsted/
You should eat some proper food instead of just sweets.There's been a change of plan and we're going on Wednesday instead.I think I'll wear jeans instead.I'd prefer to have a shower instead of a bath.Why don't you call her instead of driving over there?

A2 in the place of someone or something else:

If you don't want pizza, we can have pasta instead.
I'm going swimming on Monday instead of Friday now.
[ + of + doing sth ] Why don't you help instead of just complaining?

(Definition von “instead” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)