substitute


substitute
substitute [sub′stə to͞ot΄, sub′stətyo͞ot΄]
n.
[ME < L substitutus, pp. of substituere, to put instead of < sub-, under + statuere, to put, place: see STATUE]
1. a person or thing serving or used in place of another
2. Gram. any word or word group, as a pronoun, the verb to do, etc., used in place of another word or words (Ex.: did for shouted in “she shouted and he did, too”)
vt.
substituted, substituting
1. to put or use in place of another
2. Now Rare to take the place of
3. Chem. to replace as a substituent
vi.
☆ to act or serve in place of another: often with for
adj.
being a substitute or substitutes
substitutable
adj.

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