Synonyms of substitute in English:

substitute

noun

  • 1 substitutes for permanent employees
    replacement, deputy, relief, proxy, reserve, surrogate, cover, stand-in, locum (tenens), understudy
    informal sub, pinch-hitter
  • adjective

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  • 1 a substitute teacher
    acting, supply, replacement, deputy, relief, reserve, surrogate, stand-in, temporary, caretaker, interim, provisional
    [Antonyms] permanent
  • verb

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  • 1 cottage cheese can be substituted for yogurt
    exchange, replace, use instead of, use as an alternative to, use in place of, swap
  • 2 the senate was empowered to substitute for the president
    deputize, act as deputy, act as a substitute, stand in, cover; replace, relieve, take over from
    informal sub, fill someone's boots/shoes
  • Quote

    There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all the virtues are of no avail.
    Aldous Huxley Point Counter Point ( 1928)

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