Synonyms for substitute
ˈsʌb stɪˌtut, -ˌtyutsub·sti·tute
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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 2 votes
To change is distinctively to make a thing other than it has been, in some respect at least; to exchange to put or take something else in its place; to alter is ordinarily to change partially, to make different in one or more particulars. To exchange is often to transfer ownership; as, to exchange city for country property. Change is often used in the sense of exchange; as, to change horses. To transmute is to change the qualities while the substance remains the same; as, to transmute the baser metals into gold. To transform is to change form or appearance, with or without deeper and more essential change; it is less absolute than transmute, tho sometimes used for that word, and is often used in a spiritual sense as transmute could not be; "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind," Rom. xii, 2. Transfigure is, as in its Scriptural use, to change in an exalted and glorious spiritual way; "Jesus ... was transfigured before them, and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light," Matt. xvii, 1, 2. To metamorphose is to make some remarkable change, ordinarily in external qualities, but often in structure, use, or chemical constitution, as of a caterpillar into a butterfly, of the stamens of a plant into petals, or of the crystalline structure of rocks, hence called "metamorphic rocks," as when a limestone is metamorphosed into a marble. To vary is to change from time to time, often capriciously. To commute is to put something easier, lighter, milder, or in some way more favorable in place of that which is commuted; as, to commute capital punishment to imprisonment for life; to commute daily fares on a railway to a monthly payment. To convert (Latin con, with, and verto, turn) is to primarily turn about, and signifies to change in form, character, use, etc., through a wide range of relations; iron is converted into steel, joy into grief, a sinner into a saint. To turn is a popular word for change in any sense short of the meaning of exchange, being often equivalent to alter, convert, transform, transmute, etc. We modify or qualify a statement which might seem too strong; we modify it by some limitation, qualify it by some addition.
To change a home toilet for a street dress; to change from a caterpillar to or into a butterfly; to change clothes with a beggar.
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Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote
a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
fill-in, substitution, refilling, relief, successor, replacing, backup, renewal, backup man, reliever, second-stringer, transposition, permutation, surrogate, reserve, replacement, alternate, replenishment, stand-in, switch
substitute, reserve, second-stringernoun
an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-inadjective
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"
backup man, rest period, second-stringer, stand-in, respite, support, accompaniment, ease, backup, rest, succour, allayer, assuagement, relief pitcher, musical accompaniment, rilievo, easing, replacement, reserve, easement, reliever, relief, alleviation, fill-in, succor, comforter, relievo, moderation, computer backup, ministration, sculptural relief, embossment, championship, backing, patronage, fireman
capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team
"a utility infielder"
alternate, alternative, substituteadjective
serving or used in place of another
"an alternative plan"
artificial and inferior
"ersatz coffee"; "substitute coffee"
substitute, replace, interchange, exchangeverb
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"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"
change, fill in, interchange, step in, replace, supervene upon, supercede, tack, alternate, deputize, commute, switch over, exchange, flip, supplant, transpose, stand in, put back, convert, switch, supersede, flip-flop, deputise, counterchange, sub
substitute, sub, stand in, fill inverb
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"
substitute, deputize, deputise, step inverb
act as a substitute
"She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold"
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Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for the lost faith in ourselves.
Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk we must act big.
We are living in a town of make-believe. I have done about 90 movies. That means that every time I was pretending to be someone else. There comes a time in your life when you say, well, 'who am I?' i have found writing books a good substitute to making pictures. When you write a book, you get to determine what part you are playing.
On Thursday, Ranking Member Levin plans to offer a substitute, which recognizes that TPP has the potential to raise standards and open new markets for U.S. businesses, workers and farmers, and makes suggestions on how to do so, i support the Levin substitute and thank Ranking Member Levin for his dedication to finding a path to yes, and for his leadership to increase the paychecks of American workers.
We're not looking to substitute for them, any more than we're looking to substitute for the Iraqi forces. But we are looking to enable them strongly and help them organise themselves.
Translations for substitute
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- canviar, substitut, substituirCatalan, Valencian
- náhradník, nahradit, náhradaCzech
- Ersatz, ersetzen, ErsatzspielerGerman
- αναπληρωτής, αντικαταστάτης, αντικαθιστώ, αναπληρωματικός, υποκατάστατο, αλλάζω, υποκαθιστώ, αναπληρώνωGreek
- substituir, sustituir, substituto, sustitutoSpanish
- varaosa, korvata, vaihtaa, sijainen, vaihtopelaaja, korvikeFinnish
- substituer, de, remplacer, place, en, substitut, remplaçant, mettreFrench
- bean ionaid, fear ionaid, ionadaíIrish
- pótlék, pótol, helyettes, helyettesítHungarian
- sostituire, rimpiazzo, sostitutoItalian
- 替える, 代用する, 代える, 替わるJapanese
- vervanging, vervanger, substitueren, vervangen, plaatsvervangerDutch
- podstawiać, zastąpić, zamienićPolish
- substituto, substituirPortuguese
- substituitor, locțiitor, substitut, substitui, înlocui, înlocuitor, substituentRomanian
- заменитель, замещать, заменять, замена, заместить, заменитьRussian
- nadomjestiti, zamjena, заменити, zamijeniti, замена, supstitut, nadomjestak, надоместак, надоместити, supstituiratiSerbo-Croatian
- substituera, avbytare, substitut, ersättaSwedish
- thay thếVietnamese
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