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substitute

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1 being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials

  • substitute wools that supposedly have the look and feel of cashmere
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2 taking the place of one that came before

  • had to find substitute transportation during the bus strike
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substitute

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1 to give up (something) and take something else in return

  • can I substitute coleslaw for potato salad if I order the chicken plate?
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2 to serve as a replacement usually for a time only

  • substituting for the talk show host while she is on vacation
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3 to take the place of

  • "John Doe," "Jane Doe," and "Baby Doe" substituted the real names of the parties involved to preserve their privacy
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substitute

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a person or thing that takes the place of another

  • you'll be getting a substitute until your regular teacher is feeling better
  • if you like, you can use nuts as a substitute for coconut in that recipe
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