instead

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪnˈstɛd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪnˈstɛd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(in sted)

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instead

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. would rather [go, stop, decide] instead (of)
  2. instead of [going] I would rather
  3. focus instead on
  4. instead of [focussing on, complaining about]
  5. instead you [should, can, might]
  6. (would) prefer to have [steak, an apple] instead (of)
  7. instead of [steak], how about [fish]?
  8. (I ordered pasta) but was served steak instead
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