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substitute

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of substitute

  1. 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 Synonyms of substitute artificial, bogus, dummy, ersatz, factitious, fake, false, faux, imitative, man-made, mimic, mock, pretend, sham, simulated, imitation, syntheticWords Related to substitute cultured, manufactured, process; unauthentic; adulterated, designer, doctored, engineered, fudged, juggled, manipulated, tampered (with); concocted, fabricated; counterfeit, deceptive, forged, fraudulent, misleading, phony (also phoney); affected, brummagem, feigned, pinchbeck, pseudo, spuriousNear Antonyms of substitute authentic, bona fide, legitimate, true; premium, quality, valuable; pure, unadulteratedAntonyms of substitute genuine, natural, real

  2. 2 taking the place of one that came before had to find substitute transportation during the bus strike Synonyms of substitute makeshift, new, substitutiveWords Related to substitute alternate, alternative, pinch; different, other, separate; extra, spare; improvised, jury; another, second; utility; successive; equivalentNear Antonyms of substitute first, former; equal, identical, same; lasting, permanentAntonyms of substitute original


substitute

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of substitute

  1. 1 to give up (something) and take something else in return can I substitute coleslaw for potato salad if I order the chicken plate? Synonyms of substitute commute, exchange, shift, change, swap, switch, tradeWords Related to substitute interchange; displace, replace, supersede; cede, hand over, surrender, yield; reciprocate

  2. 2 to serve as a replacement usually for a time only substituting for the talk show host while she is on vacation Synonyms of substitute fill in, pinch-hit, stand in, step in, sub, cover, take overWords Related to substitute understudy; relieve, spell; double (as)

  3. 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 Synonyms of substitute cut out, displace, displant, relieve, replace, supersede, supplantWords Related to substitute preempt, usurp


substitute

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of substitute

  1. 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 Synonyms of substitute backup, cover, designated hitter, fill-in, locum tenens, pinch hitter, relief, replacement, reserve, stand-in, sub Words Related to substitute alternate, understudy; apology, makeshift, stopgap; agent, assignee, attorney, commissary, delegate, deputy, envoy, factor, procurator, proxy, rep, representative, surrogate; assistant, reliever, second; successor, superseder



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