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Synonyms for surrogate
ˈsɜr əˌgeɪt, -gɪt, ˈsʌr-; -ˌgeɪtsur·ro·gate

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  1. surrogateverb

    replace, foster, substitute, deputize, subrogate

  2. surrogatenoun

    A substitute (usually of a person, position or role).

    foster, substitute, replace, subrogate, deputize

Princeton's WordNet

  1. surrogate, alternate, replacementnoun

    someone who takes the place of another person

    switch, substitute, renewal, substitution, successor, transposition, refilling, replenishment, replacement, alternate, permutation, replacing, deputy


  2. deputy, surrogateadjective

    a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others

    lieutenant, replacement, deputy, deputy sheriff, alternate


  3. foster, surrogateadjective

    providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties

    "foster parent"; "foster child"; "foster home"; "surrogate father"



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  1. Tamar Krishnamurti:

    For example, cholesterol can be a surrogate outcome for measuring the effectiveness of a drug to treat heart disease.

  2. Jennifer Maddox:

    We were able to step in, like being a surrogate parent, we were there on-site for them so the kids didn't have to travel far. They were familiar with us. It was a win-win for everybody.

  3. Robert Blecker:

    She needs to have them look at him not as this one-dimensional monster, but as a multi-dimensional human being who had a difficult childhood with divorcing parents from another country whose brother became a surrogate father.

  4. Erick Erickson:

    I think Mike PenceVice is doing what Mike PenceVice can : saying the right things, defining Mike PenceVice as Mike PenceVice and not as Trump's surrogate, and helping others, but Mike PenceVice's kind of like a jet trying to land with a storm over the airport. Mike PenceVice's in a holding pattern until Donald Trump decides.

  5. Manigault Newman:

    This story suggests that as a reporter, you are( or were) a paid Hillary Clinton surrogate. I pray this is not true ! This could be hurtful to your legacy and the integrity of your work.

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  • suplent, substitutCatalan, Valencian
  • Ersatz, Substitut, Ersatz-, Stellvertreter, StellvertreterinGerman
  • subrogar, sustitutoSpanish
  • جای‌گزینPersian
  • substitute, remplaçante, personne de substitution, remplaçant, substitut, suppléante, suppléantFrench
  • surrogatoItalian
  • תַחֲלִיףHebrew
  • plaatsvervanger, vervanger, surrogaatDutch
  • ตัวแทนThai
  • vekil, yedekTurkish

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