As a substitute or replacement; in the place or stead of someone or something:We ordered tea but were served coffee instead.Instead, spa hotels filled up with over 30,000 refugees from the war-troubled Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.

You see, he wanted to get my money illegally, but instead I managed to get his legally.I pressed him on whether he really did want to work in the bookshop or wanted to study instead.

It is time the people on this estate stood up to these youths instead of burying our heads in the sand.This is the first time we have known what we are going to be doing over three years, instead of one.In between meals try to fill up on nuts and fruit instead of crisps and chocolate.