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English translation of 'sostituire'

sostituire

(sostituˈire)

transitive verb

  1. sostituire (a/con) to substitute (for/with)
    sostituire il rosso col verde to replace red with green
    sostituire un pezzo difettoso to replace a faulty part
    devo sostituire la cartuccia I need to change the cartridge
  2. (prendere il posto di)
    1. (persona) to replace, take the place of
    2. (temporaneamente) to stand in for
    3. (cosa) to take the place of
    era stanco e il suo collega l'ha sostituito he was tired and his colleague took his place

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'sostituire' in Other Languages

British English: replace /rɪˈpleɪs/ VERB
To replace a person or thing means to put another person or thing in their place.
A lawyer replaced him as chairman of the company.
  • American English: replace
  • Arabic: يَسْتَبْدِلُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: substituir
  • Chinese: 取代
  • Croatian: zamijeniti
  • Czech: vyměnit za nové
  • Danish: erstatte
  • Dutch: vervangen
  • European Spanish: reemplazar
  • Finnish: syrjäyttää
  • French: remplacer
  • German: ersetzen
  • Greek: αντικαθιστώ
  • Italian: sostituire
  • Japanese: 取って代わる
  • Korean: 대신하다
  • Norwegian: erstatte
  • Polish: zastąpić
  • European Portuguese: substituir
  • Romanian: a înlocui
  • Russian: заменять
  • Latin American Spanish: reemplazar
  • Swedish: byta ut
  • Thai: แทนที่
  • Turkish: yerini almak
  • Ukrainian: замінювати
  • Vietnamese: 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
  • Latin American Spanish: sustituir
  • Swedish: ersätta
  • Thai: แทนที่
  • Turkish: yerine geçmek
  • Ukrainian: заміняти
  • Vietnamese: thay thế
British English: supersede VERB
If something is superseded by something newer, it is replaced because it has become old-fashioned or unacceptable.
Hand tools are relics of the past that have now been superseded by the machine.

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Translation of sostituire from the Collins Italian to English
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