substitute verb - definition in the Learner's Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “substitute”

See all translations

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 Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “substitute”

Definitions of “substitute” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

Morse code

a system used for sending messages, in which letters and numbers are represented by short and long marks, sounds, or flashes of light

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Cannabidiol oil that comes from industrial hemp plants, which is what is infused into our e-juice, is 100 per cent legal.

Read More