substitutes 1 of 2

plural of substitute

substitutes

2 of 2

verb

present tense third-person singular of substitute
1
as in swaps
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
as in spells
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
as in replaces
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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“Substitutes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/substitutes. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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