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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbstətuːt; ˈsʌbstɪtjuːt/

Translation of substitute in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (thing) substitute (for sth) sucedáneo (masculine)(de algo) coffee/sugar substitute sucedáneo del café/del azúcar there's no substitute for experience nada puede sustituir a la experiencia there is no substitute for doing it by hand no hay nada como hacerlo a mano accept no substitutes! ¡no acepte imitaciones! 1.2 (person) sustituto, (masculine, feminine), reemplazo (masculine), suplente (masculine and feminine) to be a substitute for sb sustituir* a algn she's just a substitute for his mother ella no es más que un sustituto de la figura materna (before noun/delante del nombre) [goalkeeper/player] suplente
    Example sentences
    • There is no substitute for immediate political intervention to diffuse this crisis.
    • Real-time data informing the passenger of poor service availability is no substitute for improved service availability.
    • No substitute for experience exists, though, and I certainly will not make the same mistake again.
    Example sentences
    • The instructor had been an older man and someone that Carl had seen as a father figure, a substitute to fill part of a missing piece of his life.
    • Before World War II, the single mother remained within her family circle, where a grandfather or uncle could become a substitute father.
    • Victorio is dispassionate and controlling as the substitute father figure.
    Example sentences
    • Each team will comprise of 5 players and two substitutes and games begin at 9.30 am prompt.
    • Parsley again goes into a cup match without a substitute goalkeeper.
    • On an earlier occasion, I suggested that if a player is injured and unable to take part, a substitute should replace the injured man and take part in the game without any restrictions whatsoever.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • sustituir*, reemplazar*to substitute sth for sth substitute X for Y sustituir* la Y por X substitute honey for sugar sustituya or reemplace el azúcar por miel

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • to substitute for sth/sb can you substitute for me (on) Friday night? ¿me puedes sustituir or reemplazar el viernes por la noche? in this recipe parsley can substitute for coriander en esta receta el cilantro se puede sustituir por perejil

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