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  Definition of substitute
  1. a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
  2. someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
  3. an athlete who plays only when another member of the team drops out
  4. put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"
  5. be a substitute; "The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague"; "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet"
  6. act as a substitute; "She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold"
  7. artificial and inferior; "ersatz coffee"; "substitute coffee"
Similar Words: replacement, stand-in, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in, reserve, replace, sub, stand in, fill in, deputize, deputise, step in, ersatz

 

Hyponyms: ersatz, successor, succedaneum, locum tenens, locum, double, stunt man, stunt woman, surrogate, alternate, replacement, bench warmer, pinch hitter, shift, reduce, truncate, retool, subrogate, cover

 

Member Meronyms: bench

 

Derivational Morphology: supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon, sub, stand in, fill in, take over, relieve, deputize, deputise, step in, replacement, replacing, substitution, permutation, transposition, switch, exchange, commutation, stand-in, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in, subbing, substituting, reserve, deputy, surrogate, deputy sheriff, lieutenant

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 代替   Dutch: vervangen  
Finnish: korvata   French: mettre en place de  
German: ersetzen   Hungarian: pótolni  
Italian: sostituire   Japanese: 代用する  
Korean: 대용하다   Polish: podstawiać  
Portuguese: substituir   Russian: заменять  
Spanish: substituir   Swedish: ersätta  
 
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