HyperDic: substitute

English > 9 senses of the word substitute:
VERBpossessionsubstitute, replace, interchange, exchangeput in the place of another
possessionsubstitute, sub, stand in, fill inbe a substitute
socialsubstitute, deputize, deputise, step inact as a substitute
NOUNcognitionsubstitute, replacementa person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
person substitute, reserve, second-stringeran athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
person substitute, stand-in, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-insomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
ADJECTIVEallsubstitute, utilitycapable of substituting in any of several positions on a team
allsubstitute, alternate, alternativeserving or used in place of another
allsubstitute, ersatzartificial and inferior
substitute > pronunciation
Soundssah'bstahtuw.t
Rhymesabsolute ... uproot: 83 rhymes with uwt...
English > substitute: 9 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcapable of substituting in any of several positions on a team.
Synonymutility
BroadersecondaryOf second rank or importance or value
Spanishsustituto
Nounssubstitutean athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
English > substitute: 9 senses > adjective 2
MeaningServing or used in place of another.
Synonymsalternate, alternative
BroadersecondaryOf second rank or importance or value
Spanishalternativo, alterno
Catalanaltern, alternatiu
Nounssubstitutea person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
substitutesomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
English > substitute: 9 senses > adjective 3
MeaningArtificial and inferior.
Example "substitute coffee"
Synonymersatz
Broaderartificial, unrealcontrived by art rather than nature
Spanishsucedáneo, sustituto
English > substitute: 9 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA person or thing that takes or can take the place of another.
Synonymreplacement
NarrowerersatzAn artificial or inferior substitute or imitation
succedaneum(medicine) something that can be used as a substitute (especially any medicine that may be taken in place of another)
successorA thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone
BroaderequivalentA person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc
Spanishsubstituto, suplente, sustituto
Catalansubstitut, suplent
Adjectivessubstituteserving or used in place of another
Verbssubstituteput in the place of another
substitutebe a substitute
English > substitute: 9 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced.
Synonymsreserve, second-stringer
Member ofbenchThe reserve players on a team
Narrowerbench warmer(sports) a substitute who seldom plays
pinch hitter(baseball) a substitute for the regular batter
Broaderathlete, jockA person trained to compete in sports
Spanishreserva, suplente
Catalanreserva, suplent
Adjectivessubstitutecapable of substituting in any of several positions on a team
Verbssubstitutebe a substitute
substituteact as a substitute
English > substitute: 9 senses > noun 3, person
Meaningsomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult).
Synonymsstand-in, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in
Narrowerdouble, stunt man, stunt womanA stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
locum tenens, locumsomeone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession
surrogate, alternate, replacementsomeone who takes the place of another person
Broaderpeer, equal, match, compeerA person who is of equal standing with another in a group
Spanishdoble, substituto, suplente, sustituto
Catalansubstitut, suplent
Adjectivessubstituteserving or used in place of another
Verbssubstitutebe a substitute
substituteact as a substitute
English > substitute: 9 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningput in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s something with something
Example "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"
Synonymsreplace, interchange, exchange
Narrowerreducesimplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
retoolProvide (a workshop or factory) with new tools
shiftMove and exchange for another
subrogateSubstitute one creditor for another, as in the case where an insurance company sues the person who caused an accident for the insured
truncateReplace a corner by a plane
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishcanjear, intercambiar, reemplazar, substituir, suplir, sustituir
Catalanreemplaçar, substituir, suplir
Nounssubstitutea person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
substitutionthe act of putting one thing or person in the place of another
substitutionan event in which one thing is substituted for another
English > substitute: 9 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningBe a substitute.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague"
  • "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet"
Synonymssub, stand in, fill in
Broaderexchange, change, interchangeGive to, and receive from, one another
Spanishsuplir
Catalansuplir
Nounssubstitutea person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
substitutesomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
substitutean athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
substitutingworking as a substitute for someone who is ill or on leave of absence
substitutionan event in which one thing is substituted for another
English > substitute: 9 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningact as a substitute.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsdeputize, deputise, step in
Narrowercoverhelp out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities
Broadersupplant, replace, supersede, supervene uponTake the place or move into the position of
Spanishdelegar, ofrecerse, subrogar, sustituir
Nounssubstitutesomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
substitutean athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
substitutingworking as a substitute for someone who is ill or on leave of absence

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