verb (used with object), sub·sti·tut·ed, sub·sti·tut·ing.
verb (used without object), sub·sti·tut·ed, sub·sti·tut·ing.
Origin of substitute
Synonyms for substitute
Related Words for substitutionaleventual, indirect, pretended, secondary, surrogate, sympathetic, empathetic, commissioned, deputed
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Historical Examples of substitutional
Of great importance is the substitutional adequacy of images.Criminal Psychology
The hypothesis of substitutional symmetry is thus completely confirmed.
The elements, in substitutional symmetry, are then simply means of introducing variety and action.
- 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.