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1. substitute

verb. ['ˈsʌbstəˌtuːt'] put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items.

Synonyms

  • shift
  • truncate
  • interchange
  • alter
  • exchange
  • retool
  • modify
  • change
  • reduce
  • replace

Antonyms

  • unsatisfactory
  • inadequate
  • inadequacy
  • compression

Etymology

  • substitutum (Latin)

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Rhymes with Substitute

  • constitute
  • destitute
  • institute
  • prostitute
  • reconstitute
  • restitute

How do you pronounce substitute?

Pronounce substitute as ˈsəbstəˌtut.

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How do you spell substitute? Is it substitue ?

A common misspelling of substitute is substitue

Sentences with substitute


1. Verb, base form
In some cases, an associate's degree and relevant work experience can substitute for a bachelor's degree.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Use milk as a base to create a substitute for sour cream.

Quotes about substitute


1. There is no substitute for victory.
- Douglas MacArthur

2. Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
- Mark Twain

3. In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
- Thomas Jefferson

2. substitute

noun. ['ˈsʌbstəˌtuːt'] a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another.

Synonyms

  • replacement
  • equivalent
  • ersatz
  • succedaneum

Antonyms

  • Lady
  • noblewoman
  • differ
  • disagree

Etymology

  • substitutum (Latin)

3. substitute

verb. ['ˈsʌbstəˌtuːt'] be a substitute.

Synonyms

  • sub
  • interchange
  • exchange
  • change
  • fill in

Antonyms

  • low relief
  • high relief
  • embarrassment
  • discomfort

Etymology

  • substitutum (Latin)

4. substitute

adjective. ['ˈsʌbstəˌtuːt'] serving or used in place of another.

Synonyms

  • alternative
  • secondary

Antonyms

  • straighten
  • unequivocal
  • multivalent

Etymology

  • substitutum (Latin)

5. substitute

noun. ['ˈsʌbstəˌtuːt'] an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced.

Synonyms

  • bench
  • athlete
  • bench warmer
  • second-stringer
  • pinch hitter
  • jock

Antonyms

  • unequal
  • incommensurate
  • inequality
  • incomparable

Etymology

  • substitutum (Latin)

6. substitute

adjective. ['ˈsʌbstəˌtuːt'] artificial and inferior.

Synonyms

  • unreal
  • ersatz

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • single
  • malfunction

Etymology

  • substitutum (Latin)

7. substitute

adjective. ['ˈsʌbstəˌtuːt'] capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team.

Synonyms

  • utility

Antonyms

  • univalent
  • small

Etymology

  • substitutum (Latin)

8. substitute

noun. ['ˈsʌbstəˌtuːt'] someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult).

Synonyms

  • backup man
  • double
  • locum tenens
  • peer
  • match
  • stand-in
  • fill-in
  • reliever
  • alternate
  • surrogate
  • stunt woman
  • stunt man
  • compeer
  • equal
  • relief
  • locum
  • replacement

Antonyms

  • unbalance
  • juvenile
  • refrain
  • noncyclic

Etymology

  • substitutum (Latin)

9. substitute

verb. ['ˈsʌbstəˌtuːt'] act as a substitute.

Synonyms

  • deputise
  • supplant
  • deputize
  • cover
  • supercede
  • supervene upon
  • supersede
  • replace

Antonyms

  • weakening
  • overgarment
  • veer
  • back

Etymology

  • substitutum (Latin)
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