|In place of, or as an alternative to.|
Felix became a herpetologist instead.
Alternatively we could buy a used car.
|اس کے بجاۓ|
متبادل صورت میں
|On the contrary.|
Rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left.
He didn't call; rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter.
Used English terms instead of Latin ones.