HyperDic: surrogate

English > 3 senses of the word surrogate:
NOUNperson surrogate, alternate, replacementsomeone who takes the place of another person
person surrogate, deputya person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
ADJECTIVEallsurrogate, fosterproviding or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties
surrogate > pronunciation
Soundsser'ahgaht; ser'ahgey.t
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
abate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > surrogate: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningProviding or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties.
Example "surrogate father"
Synonymfoster
BroaderadoptiveOf parents and children
Spanishadoptivo, criado
Catalanadoptiu, criat
English > surrogate: 3 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who takes the place of another person.
Synonymsalternate, replacement
Broaderstand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-insomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
Spanishalterno, sustituto
Catalanaltern, substitut
English > surrogate: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others.
Synonymdeputy
Narrowervicegerentsomeone appointed by a ruler as an administrative deputy
BroaderagentA representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
Spanishsuplente, sustituto
Catalansubstitut, suplent

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