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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Example sentences from the Web for substitute
Hydrogen-powered cars, trucks and factories have been hyped for years as clean substitutes to their forebears that run on dirty fossil fuels.
The issue is that quite a few homeowners substituted their own screws for the ones included in the package—and longer screws may reach places inside the Ring device that they shouldn't, causing a short-circuit that can lead to overheating or fire.Improperly installed Ring doorbells are catching on fire|Jim Salter|November 11, 2020|Ars Technica
As digital devices have taken over society, “keyboard activity is now often recommended as a substitute for early handwriting,” a new study notes.Handwriting beats typing when it comes to taking class notes|Diane Lincoln|November 11, 2020|Science News For Students
McDonald’s made waves this morning when it announced its new McPlant, and the company’s statement, which said that the new plant-based patty and chicken substitute formulation was made in-house, caused Beyond Meat shares to slide.Beyond Meat shares rise on news that it collaborated with McDonald’s on the McPlant options|Jonathan Shieber|November 9, 2020|TechCrunch
If the plan is to use substitutes, he worries they will not be properly trained or equipped, and every day counts with this year’s modified schedule.‘One More Hugely Disruptive Thing’: Teachers to Leave Mid-Year Under Retirement Deal|Ashly McGlone|November 5, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Evidently here is the notion of a substitutionary offering, although the reason given is not the true reason.Bible Studies|Joseph M. Wheeler
I could not be disrated, as I was only a cabin-boy, but a substitutionary penalty was invoked against me.Windjammers and Sea Tramps|Walter Runciman
It was substitutionary; the victim stood in place of the offerer.Two Old Faiths|J. Murray Mitchell and William Muir
British Dictionary definitions for substitute
- 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