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1 substitute /ˈsʌbstəˌtuːt/ Brit /ˈsʌbstəˌtjuːt/ noun
plural substitutes
1 substitute
/ˈsʌbstəˌtuːt/ Brit /ˈsʌbstəˌtjuːt/
noun
plural substitutes
Learner's definition of SUBSTITUTE
[count]
: a person or thing that takes the place of someone or something else often + for
sports : a player who takes the place of another player during a game

— substitute

adjective, always used before a noun
2 substitute /ˈsʌbstəˌtuːt/ Brit /ˈsʌbstəˌtjuːt/ verb
substitutes; substituted; substituting
2 substitute
/ˈsʌbstəˌtuːt/ Brit /ˈsʌbstəˌtjuːt/
verb
substitutes; substituted; substituting
Learner's definition of SUBSTITUTE
[+ object] : to put or use (someone or something) in place of someone or something else
often + for
[no object] : to do the job of someone else or serve the function of something else
often + for
[+ object] : to replace (one person or thing) with another often used as (be) substituted
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