Associations to the word «Substitute»


SUBSTITUTE, verb. (transitive) To use in place of something else, with the same function.
SUBSTITUTE, verb. (transitive) In the phrase "substitute X for Y", to use X in place of Y. With increasing frequency used in the semantically opposite sense (see [1]).
SUBSTITUTE, verb. (transitive) In the phrase "substitute X with/by Y", to use Y in place of X; to replace X with Y
SUBSTITUTE, verb. (transitive) (sports) To remove (a player) from the field of play and bring on another in his place.
SUBSTITUTE, verb. (intransitive) To serve as a replacement (for someone or something)
SUBSTITUTE, noun. A replacement or stand-in for something that achieves a similar result or purpose.
SUBSTITUTE, noun. (sports) A player who is available to replace another if the need arises, and who may or may not actually do so.
SUBSTITUTE, noun. (historical) One who enlists for military service in the place of a conscript.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER, noun. (North America) (Ireland) supply teacher
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, noun. Plural of substitute teacher

Dictionary definition

SUBSTITUTE, noun. A person or thing that takes or can take the place of another.
SUBSTITUTE, noun. An athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced.
SUBSTITUTE, noun. 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".
SUBSTITUTE, verb. 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"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning".
SUBSTITUTE, verb. 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".
SUBSTITUTE, verb. Act as a substitute; "She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold".
SUBSTITUTE, adjective. Capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team; "a utility infielder".
SUBSTITUTE, adjective. Serving or used in place of another; "an alternative plan".
SUBSTITUTE, adjective. Artificial and inferior; "ersatz coffee"; "substitute coffee".

Wise words

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