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"instead" in British English

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insteadadverb

uk   us   /ɪnˈsted/
A2 in ​place of someone or something ​else: There's no ​coffee - would you like a ​cup of ​tea instead?

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(Definition of instead from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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insteadadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ɪnˈsted/
rather than; as an ​alternative: If we don’t go to Europe this ​summer, where would you like to go instead (= what other ​place would you like to go)? We went by ​train instead of by ​car.
(Definition of instead from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “instead”
in Korean -대신에…
in Arabic بَدَلًا مِن…
in Malaysian sebagai ganti…
in French à la place…
in Russian вместо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 作為替代…
in Italian invece, al posto di…
in Turkish ...ın/in yerine…
in Polish zamiast (tego), w zamian…
in Spanish en su lugar, en cambio…
in Vietnamese thay vì…
in Portuguese em vez disso…
in Thai แทน…
in German statt dessen…
in Catalan en lloc d’això…
in Japanese その代わりに…
in Chinese (Simplified) 作为替代…
in Indonesian sebagai gantinya…
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