Synonyms of substitute in English:
adjectiveBack to top
a substitute teacher
acting, replacement, deputy, relief, reserve, surrogate, fill-in, stand-in, temporary, caretaker, alternative, locum, standby, backup, stopgap, interim, provisional, pro tem, proxy, ancillary;
North American informalpinch-hitting
verbBack to top
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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