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
Examples from the Web for substitutionary
Historical Examples of substitutionary
It was substitutionary; the victim stood in place of the offerer.Two Old Faiths
J. Murray Mitchell and William Muir
I could not be disrated, as I was only a cabin-boy, but a substitutionary penalty was invoked against me.Windjammers and Sea Tramps
Evidently here is the notion of a substitutionary offering, although the reason given is not the true reason.Bible Studies
Joseph M. Wheeler
- 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.