Synonyms for Instead:

adv.

instead (adverb)
alternately, rather than, in preference, on second thought, as a substitute, in place of, rather.

n.

in preference, ersatz, rather than, alternately, in its stead, as a substitute, on someone's behalf, in place of, on second thought, for a change. instead (noun)
as an alternative, rather, alternatively, or else.

Other synonyms:

ersatz. Other relevant words:
alternately, rather than, in preference, on second thought, as a substitute, in place of, ersatz.

Usage examples for instead

  1. He heard something else instead – Peter and Wendy by James Matthew Barrie
  2. Instead now, I saw the Honourable George. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. " That was another reason for my coming," replied Dora; " I knew you would want some one to help you, and that my aunt's maid would be engaged with her, and perhaps you would not like to ring for Morris; so I thought perhaps you would let me be with you instead – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell