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substitute

 
Adjective substitute has 3 senses
  1. second-string, substitute - being a replacement or substitute for a regular member of a team
    Antonym: primary (indirect, via secondary)
  2. utility, substitute - capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team; "a utility infielder"
    Antonym: primary (indirect, via secondary)
  3. ersatz, substitute - artificial and inferior; "ersatz coffee"; "substitute coffee"
    Antonym: natural (indirect, via artificial)
Noun substitute has 3 senses
  1. substitute, replacement - a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    --1 is a kind of equivalent
    --1 has particulars: ersatz; successor; succedaneum
    Derived forms: verb substitute2, verb substitute1
  2. substitute, reserve - an athlete who plays only when another member of the team drops out
    --2 is a kind of athlete, jock
    --2 is a member of bench
    --2 has particulars: bench warmer; pinch hitter
    Derived forms: verb substitute3, verb substitute2
  3. stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in - someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
    --3 is a kind of peer, equal, match, compeer
    --3 has particulars:
     locum tenens, locum; double, stunt man, stunt woman; surrogate, alternate, replacement
    Derived forms: verb substitute3, verb substitute2
Verb substitute has 3 senses
  1. substitute, replace - put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"
    --1 is one way to exchange, change, interchange
    Derived forms: noun substitute1, noun substitution1, noun substitution2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s something with something
  2. substitute, sub, stand in, fill in - be a substitute; "The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague"; "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet"
    --2 is one way to exchange, change, interchange
    Derived forms: noun substitute3, noun substitute2, noun substitute1, noun substitution1, noun substituting1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. substitute, deputize, deputise, step in - act as a substitute; "She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold"
    --3 is one way to supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon
    Derived forms: noun substitute2, noun substitute3, noun substituting1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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