Definition of 'substitute'
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Try substituting syrup for oil in other baking recipes as well. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)The experience taught me pretty quickly that in sales there is no substitute for hard work. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is no substitute for experience and this is what the top players are realising. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The process of substituting one amino acid for another in a protein is not an instantaneous one. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)He has been an unused substitute in four of the past five games. Times, Sunday Times (2015)No player has been substituted more often. The Sun (2011)The heroin substitute can help addicts control and beat their addiction. The Sun (2014)Neither party is encountered fully and each could be substituted for another. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Treatment then consists of finding an acceptable substitute and avoiding penicillin. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)So there is no need to subsidise oil substitutes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But there is no substitute for hard work regardless of your qualifications. The Sun (2014)No idea can substitute for this experience. Christianity Today (2000)But which player has been substituted the most? Times, Sunday Times (2013)The pair had both been introduced as substitutes with the game still in its infancy as a result of injuries. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is also an oil substitute. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He reacted to being substituted in one game by leaving at half-time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He didn't play but was an unused substitute. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In some cases you may find a sugar-free substitute. The Sun (2013)And he wants to warn this year's contestants there is no substitute for hard work. The Sun (2014)The Stags are without nine crocked players and could not name their full complement of substitutes for a third successive game. The Sun (2014)And if they are insulted or substituted during a game they will not react to the crowd or throw their shirt to the ground in disgust. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Not only could one amino acid be substituted for another in the course of evolution, but sometimes amino acids could be lost or gained. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)You can't expect strangers to know your name, so substituting something nice instead makes perfect sense. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'substitute'
British English: substitute /ˈsʌbstɪˌtjuːt/ NOUN
A substitute is something or someone that you use instead of something or someone else.
Reduced-calorie cheese is a great substitute for cream cheese.
- American English: substitute
- Arabic: بَدِيل
- Brazilian Portuguese: substituto
- Chinese: 替代品
- Croatian: nadomjestak
- Czech: náhrada
- Danish: erstatning
- Dutch: plaatsvervanger
- European Spanish: sustituto
- Finnish: sijainen
- French: remplaçant
- German: Ersatz
- Greek: υποκατάστατο
- Italian: sostituto
- Japanese: 代用
- Korean: 대체물
- Norwegian: erstatning
- Polish: substytut
- European Portuguese: substituto
- Romanian: înlocuitor
- Russian: заменитель
- Spanish: sustituto
- Swedish: ersättning
- Thai: คนหรือสิ่งที่เข้าแทนที่
- Turkish: yedek
- Ukrainian: заміна
- Vietnamese: cái thay thế
British English: substitute /ˈsʌbstɪˌtjuːt/ VERB
If you substitute one thing for another, you use it instead of the other thing.
Would phone conversations substitute for cosy chats over lunch?
You could always substitute a low-fat cheese.
- American English: substitute
- Arabic: يَحِلُّ مَحَلَّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: substituir
- Chinese: 替代
- Croatian: nadomjestiti
- Czech: nahradit
- Danish: erstatte
- Dutch: vervangen
- European Spanish: sustituir
- Finnish: korvata joku
- French: substituer à
- German: ersetzen
- Greek: υποκαθιστώ
- Italian: sostituire
- Japanese: 代用する
- Korean: 대신하다
- Norwegian: erstatte
- Polish: podstawić
- European Portuguese: substituir
- Romanian: a substitui
- Russian: заменять
- Spanish: sustituir
- Swedish: ersätta
- Thai: แทนที่
- Turkish: yerine geçmek
- Ukrainian: заміняти
- Vietnamese: thay thế
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