Synonyms of 'instead'
ratherDictionary, alternatively, preferably
Forget about dieting and eat normally instead.
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You use alternatively to introduce a suggestion or to mention something different to what has just been stated.
Allow about 8 hours for the drive. Alternatively, you could fly.
Take exercise, preferably in the fresh air.
Thesaurus for instead from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you do not do something, but do something else instead , you do the second thing and not the first thing, as the result of a choice or a change of behaviour .