verb (used with object), sub·sti·tut·ed, sub·sti·tut·ing.
verb (used without object), sub·sti·tut·ed, sub·sti·tut·ing.
- substantive right,
- substernal goiter,
- substitution cipher,
- substitution product,
- substitution reaction,
- substitution therapy
Origin of substitute
Examples from the Web for substitute
The substitute nurse says to him in a stage whisper, “You know, the doctor says no vodka.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in the end there is no substitute for government when it comes to war fighting.
This clean source of caffeine is the next noble, and healthy, substitute for your daily cup of coffee.Bye Bye Latté, Hello Guayusa: Why The Amazon Holds the Secret to a Cleaner, Healthier Caffeine|Brandon Presser|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Annunziato and Akerman are in agreement that CrowdMed is best deployed as a supplement, not a substitute.Strangers Diagnose Your Illness and Get Cash in Return|Kevin Zawacki|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tim Krul, the substitute goalie, seemed a good foot taller than Jasper Cillessen, the man he replaced, and much the more daunting.Costa Rica vs. the Netherlands: A Tale of Two Goalies|Tunku Varadarajan|July 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I left my substitute was just getting up to ask for the adjournment.Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe|Eugne Brieux
In place of either of these subjects you may substitute the retelling of another story of Hawthorne's you have read.Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year|E.C. Hartwell
There it is—There's the two thousand three hundred francs for him to buy a substitute.Germinie Lacerteux|Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
Condensed milk should never be used as a continuous food; as a substitute, however, for a few weeks it is often invaluable.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)|W. Grant Hague
He has invented a process for making a substitute for Babbitt metal.Ralph, the Train Dispatcher|Allen Chapman
- a person or thing that serves in place of another, such as a player in a game who takes the place of an injured colleague
- (as modifier)a substitute goalkeeper Often shortened to: sub
Word Origin for substitute
early 15c. in transitive sense, 1888 as intransitive, from Latin substitutus, past participle of substituere (see substitution). Related: Substituted; substituting.
"one who acts in place of another," early 15c., from Old French substitute and directly from Latin substitutus, past participle of substituere (see substitution). Team sports sense is from 1849.