verb (used with object), sub·sti·tut·ed, sub·sti·tut·ing.
verb (used without object), sub·sti·tut·ed, sub·sti·tut·ing.
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Instead, the show is substituting monologues for character growth.The Blacklist’s Frustrating Fall: Keen’s a Keeper, but Red Regresses|Jason Lynch|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, in high wage countries, technology is substituting for labor.
Over time, farms have been substituting fossil fuel for human labor as well as the energy of the sun.It’s the End of the World Unless We All Start Cooking|Rachel Khong|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Malkinization: the practice of substituting squabbling for policy and victimology for self-respect.
This he does not do, substituting for data his own take on the Israeli situation.
I would read εξεπραξατο with Emsley, but I do not agree with him in substituting κακην.The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.|Euripides
The Act also abolished divorces a mens et thoro, substituting, however, judicial separations.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
He made him see the importance of substituting another brigade, which might show a better spirit.Sons of the Soil|Honore de Balzac
You are copying it much more truthfully than I should have supposed it possible to do in substituting basket-work for bronze.Kenelm Chillingly, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Of the two methods of defence, that of substituting checks for gold was infinitely cheaper, and more effective.The Great Illusion|Norman Angell
British Dictionary definitions for substituting
- 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