Definition of surrogate
: to put in the place of another:a : to appoint as successor, deputy, or substitute for oneselfb : substitute
Definition of surrogate
Examples of surrogate in a Sentence
He could not attend the meeting, so he sent his surrogate.
The governor and her surrogates asked the public to support the change.
They had their baby through a surrogate.
Recent Examples of surrogate from the Web
Although national security should be the primary concern of the White House, the president and his surrogates insist on degrading the news organizations working to report the story, while disseminating yet another grab-bag of conflicting messages.
So far, surrogates for his administration have been insisting that the Senate bill’s massive Medicaid cut would not actually break his campaign promise to protect the program—an obvious deception that other allies have struggled to spin.
So far, surrogates for his administration have been insisting that the Senate bill’s $800 billion cut to Medicaid would not actually break his campaign promise to protect the program—
People reports the famous couple has hired a surrogate.
Kim Kardashian West has reportedly hired a surrogate to carry her third child with husband Kanye West, according to People.
An agency's role is to help facilitate healthy pregnancies and positive experiences for both surrogates and parents.
According to People, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West have hired a surrogate.
His flamboyant, fast-talking, performances on television show the kind of flair that Trump prizes in a surrogate.
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First Known Use of surrogate
SURROGATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of surrogate for English Language Learners
: a person or thing that takes the place or performs the duties of someone or something else
Legal Definition of surrogate
1 : one acting in the place of another; especially : one standing in loco parentis to a child
2 often capitalized : the judge or judicial officer of a Surrogate's Court or Surrogate's office
Origin and Etymology of surrogate
Latin surrogatus, past participle of surrogare subrogare to substitute, from sub- in place of, under + rogare to ask
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