- A person or thing that takes or can take the place of another.
- synonyms: replacement
- An athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced.
- Someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult. )
- usage: "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
- Put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items.
- usage: "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"
- Be a substitute.
- usage: "The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague"; "The skim milk substitutes for cream-we are on a strict diet"
- Act as a substitute.
- usage: "She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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