Example usage:

A person can reuse their current tool rather than purchasing a new tool

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  • A person can reuse their current tool vice purchasing a new tool.

vice TFD

prep. In place of; replacing:

from Latin, ablative of vicis: change.

  • Does 'in place of' indicate preference as the question specifies? – Spagirl Jan 8 at 17:23
  • @Spagirl my sense is yes – lbf Jan 8 at 17:25

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