Meaning of “instead” in the English Dictionary

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"instead" in British English

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insteadadverb

uk /ɪnˈsted/ us /ɪnˈsted/

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

"instead" in American English

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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)