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surrogate

sur·ro·gate

surrogate

 
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: suh r giht [or] suh r geIt
definition 1: one that acts in another's place, esp. in an official capacity; substitute.
similar words:
deputy, proxy, substitute
definition 2: a judge, in some states in the United States, who presides over the settlement of wills and estates.
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: suh r giht [or] suh r geIt
definition: acting as, or considered to be, a substitute or replacement.
His aunt acted as a surrogate parent while his mother was spending time in jail.
similar words:
deputy, substitute
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: suh r geIt
inflections: surrogated, surrogates, surrogating
definition: to appoint as a substitute, replacement, or deputy.
derivations: surrogateship (n.), surrogation (n.)
Word Parts
The word surrogate contains the following part:
sur- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix "sur- " occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of "sub-" used before roots beginning with "r." See sub-.
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