substitute

[หˆsสŒbstษชtjuหt]

substitute Definition

  • 1a person or thing that takes the place of another
  • 2a sports player who is brought on to replace another player during a game

Using substitute: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "substitute" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I used honey as a substitute for sugar in this recipe.

  • Example

    The teacher found a substitute to cover her class while she was away.

  • Example

    The substitute player scored the winning goal.

  • Example

    He was a poor substitute for his predecessor.

substitute Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for substitute

Antonyms for substitute

Idioms Using substitute

  • nothing can replace or be as good as something else

    Example

    There is no substitute for hard work if you want to succeed in life.

  • a person or thing that is not as good as the original

    Example

    The new singer was a poor substitute for the previous one.

  • to replace one thing with another

    Example

    I substituted olive oil for butter in this recipe.

Phrases with substitute

  • a person or thing that can be used instead of another

    Example

    Yogurt can be used as a substitute for sour cream in this recipe.

  • substitute teacher

    a teacher who replaces the regular teacher when they are absent

    Example

    The substitute teacher had a hard time controlling the class.

  • a bench where substitute players sit during a game

    Example

    The coach signaled to the substitute bench to bring in a new player.

Origins of substitute

from Latin 'substitutus', past participle of 'substituere', meaning 'put in place of'

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Summary: substitute in Brief

The term 'substitute' [หˆsสŒbstษชtjuหt] refers to a person or thing that takes the place of another, such as a replacement teacher or a sports player. It can also denote using one thing instead of another, like honey as a substitute for sugar. Idioms like 'no substitute for' emphasize the irreplaceable nature of something, while 'poor substitute' implies a lack of quality. 'Substitute' can also be used as a verb, meaning to replace something with another.

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