Synonyms of 'substitute'
to take the place of or put in place of another person or thingThey were substituting violence for dialogue.
Replace that liquid with salt, sugar and water.
We exchanged addresses.
Some hostages were swapped for convicted prisoners.
Can we change it for another if it doesn't work properly?
The ballot boxes have been switched.
She likes to interchange furniture at home with stock from the shop.
to take the place of or put in place of another person or thingi offered to substitute for her when she was ill.
a person or thing that takes the place of another, such as a player who takes the place of a team-mateShe is seeking a substitute while her secretary is on leave.
a replacement for the injured player
In this sport, you always have to have reserves.
Leningrad was the third alien city to offer him a surrogate home.
France's minister for culture and his deputy attended the meeting.
No relief drivers were available.
representative, , , , ,
trade union representatives
proxy, , , ,
She sent him as her proxy to board meetings.
It is not an acceptable long term solution, just a stopgap.
(adjective) She found work as a substitute teacher.
Although substitute and replace have the same meaning, the structures they are used in are different. You replace A with B, while you substitute B for A. Accordingly, he replaced the worn tyre with a new one, and he substituted a new tyre for the worn one are both correct ways of saying the same thing.
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in the sense of acting
temporarily performing the duties of
The new acting President has a reputation for being independent.
in the sense of alternative
presenting a choice between two or more possibilities
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Thesaurus for substitute from the Collins English Thesaurus