Synonyms of 'substitute'
They 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.
2 stand in for
Her parents are trying to be supportive but they can't substitute for Jackie as a mother.
She is seeking a substitute for the man who broke her heart.
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.
trade union representatives
She sent him as her proxy to board meetings.
It is not an acceptable long term solution, just a stopgap.
They had fallen for their substitute teacher.
usage note: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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You use acting before the title of a job to indicate that someone is doing that job temporarily.
The new acting President has a reputation for being independent.
Thesaurus for substitute from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you substitute one thing for another, or if one thing substitutes for another, it takes the place or performs the function of the other thing.