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as in to exchange
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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as in to spell
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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as in to replace
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.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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