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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 artificial, bogus, dummy, ersatz, factitious, fake, false, faux, imitative, man-made, mimic, mock, pretend, sham, simulated, imitation, syntheticRelated Words 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 authentic, bona fide, legitimate, true; premium, quality, valuable; pure, unadulteratedAntonyms genuine, natural, real

  2. 2 taking the place of one that came before <had to find substitute transportation during the bus strike> Synonyms makeshift, new, substitutiveRelated Words alternate, alternative, pinch; different, other, separate; extra, spare; improvised, jury; another, second; utility; successive; equivalentNear Antonyms first, former; equal, identical, same; lasting, permanentAntonyms 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 commute, exchange, shift, change, swap, switch, tradeRelated Words 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 fill in, pinch-hit, stand in, step in, sub, cover, take overRelated Words 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 cut out, displace, displant, relieve, replace, supersede, supplantRelated Words 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 backup, cover, designated hitter, fill-in, locum tenens, pinch hitter, relief, replacement, reserve, stand-in, sub Related Words 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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