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substitute

Synonyms of substitute in English:

noun

  • the casual workers might be substitutes for agency workers
    informalsub
    North American informalpinch-hitter
  • adjective

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  • a substitute teacher
    [Antonyms] permanent
  • verb

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  • 1 low-fat cheese can be substituted for full-fat cheese
    exchange, use as a replacement, switch;
    replace with, use instead of, use as an alternative to, use in place of, use in preference to;
    North American trade
    informalswap
  • 2 the Senate was empowered to substitute for the President
    deputize, act as deputy, act as a substitute, fill in, sit in, stand in, act as stand-in, cover, act as locum, be a proxy, hold the fort;
    take the place of, replace, relieve, understudy, take over from, represent, act in someone's stead
    North American informalpinch-hit
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