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Meaning of “substitute” - Learner’s Dictionary

substitute

verb     /ˈsʌbstɪtjuːt/
B2 [T] to use someone or something instead of another person or thing: You can substitute pasta for the rice, if you prefer.Replacing and exchanging
substitute for sb to do someone's job because they are not there: I'm substituting for her while she's on holiday.Replacing and exchanging
substitution     /ˌsʌbstɪˈtjuːʃən/ noun [C, U]
Translations of “substitute”
in Arabic يَستَبدِل…
in Korean 대신하다…
in Malaysian ganti…
in French substituer…
in Turkish yerine koymak, yerine kullanmak…
in Italian sostituire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 用…代替,代之以…
in Russian заменять…
in Polish zastępować…
in Vietnamese đặt, dùng ai, cái gì thay thế cái khác…
in Spanish sustituir…
in Portuguese substituir…
in Thai เข้าแทนที่…
in German ersetzen…
in Catalan substituir…
in Japanese ~を代理にする, ~を代用する…
in Indonesian menggantikan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用…代替,代之以…
(Definition of substitute verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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