verb (used with object), sur·ro·gat·ed, sur·ro·gat·ing.
- surrender value,
- surrogate mother,
- surround sound,
- surround theater,
Origin of surrogate
Examples from the Web for surrogate
The political trip to the state will be his sixth this cycle, an unusual pace for any surrogate in a single state.Bubba Goes Back to the Briar Patch: Bill Clinton’s Arkansas Obsession|Patricia Murphy|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were like surrogate parents and a huge influence on my life and my work.Filming a Beautiful Town in Decay: ‘Rich Hill’ and the Elusive American Dream|Tracy Droz Tragos|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mad Men is very big on surrogate parents on the show, and Roger always viewed Bert as a surrogate father figure.
Data eclipsed God in 1973, and its continuing ascendance suggests a culture that treats it as a surrogate divinity.
That brother, Francisco, had served as his surrogate father, and was now in jail in Big Spring, Texas.
He signed wearily and shifted his viewpoint to a surrogate which overlooked the village itself.The Weakling|Everett B. Cole
Surrogate mothers are selected and contracted based on expectations of behavior and heredity.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
The elders talk law: it is the surrogate's office and the orphans' court and published notices.Floyd Grandon's Honor|Amanda Minnie Douglas
The will was offered for probate, and we all went to Philadelphia to attend the Surrogate Court.Seek and Find|Oliver Optic
If his sense of form, his flair for fatalism, still persisted, ease was out of the question and no surrogate could serve.On the Stairs|Henry B. Fuller
verb (ˈsʌrəˌɡeɪt) (tr)
Word Origin for surrogate
early 15c., from Latin surrogatus, past participle of surrogare "put in another's place, substitute," from sub "in the place of, under" + rogare "to ask, propose" (see rogation). Meaning "woman pregnant with the fertilized egg of another woman" is attested from 1978 (from 1972 of animals; surrogate mother in a psychological sense is from 1971).