substitute


substitute
1. verb
a) To use in place of something else, with the same function.

I had no shallots so I substituted onion.

b) In the phrase "substitute X for Y", to use X in place of Y.

I had to substitute new parts for the old ones.

2. noun
a) A replacement or stand-in for something that achieves a similar result or purpose.
b) A player who is available to replace another if the need arises, and who may or may not actually do so.

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  • substitute — [sub′stə to͞ot΄, sub′stətyo͞ot΄] n. [ME < L substitutus, pp. of substituere, to put instead of < sub , under + statuere, to put, place: see STATUE] 1. a person or thing serving or used in place of another 2. Gram. any word or word group, as …   English World dictionary

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