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parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person or thing that takes the place of another.
If you're sick, you'll have to find a substitute to work your shift.You can use honey as a substitute for sugar.
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alternate, stand-in, sub, surrogate
similar words:
change, replacement
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: substitutes, substituting, substituted
definition: to put or use in place of another person or thing.
I substituted margarine for butter.
similar words:
change, commute, exchange, interchange, replace, subrogate, supplant
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to act, serve, or be in the place of another.
The assistant principal substituted for our usual teacher.An understudy is substituting in the lead role in tonight's performance.
double, fill in, pinch-hit, sub
similar words:
cover, supply
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, concerning, or being a substitute.
She works as a substitute teacher.
stand-in, surrogate
similar words:
alternate, backup, deputy, dummy, ersatz
definition 2: consisting of substitutes.
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derivations: substitutable (adj.), substitutional (adj.), substituter (n.), substitution (n.)