n.1.(Mil.) One who, or that which, is substituted or put in the place of another; one who acts for another; that which stands in lieu of something else
Hast thou not made me here thy substitute?
- Milton.
v. t.1.To put in the place of another person or thing; to exchange.
[imp. & p. p. Substituted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Substituting .]
Noun1.substitute - a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
Synonyms: replacement
2.substitute - an athlete who plays only when another member of the team drops out
Synonyms: reserve
3.substitute - someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
Verb1.substitute - put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"
Synonyms: replace
2.substitute - be a substitute; "The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague"; "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet"
Synonyms: stand in, sub, fill in
3.substitute - act as a substitute; "She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold"
Adj.1.substitute - being a replacement or substitute for a regular member of a team
Synonyms: second-string
2.substitute - capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team; "a utility infielder"
Synonyms: utility
3.substitute - artificial and inferior; "ersatz coffee"; "substitute coffee"
Synonyms: ersatz

SUBSTITUTE, contracts. One placed under another to transact business for him; in letters of attorney, power is generally given to the attorney to nominate and appoint a substitute.
     2. Without such power, the authority given to one person cannot in general be delegated to another, because it is a personal trust and confidence, and is not therefore transmissible. The authority is given to him to exercise his judgment and discretion, and it cannot be said that the trust and confidence reposed in him shall be exercised at the discretion of another. 2 Atk. 88; 2 Ves. 645. But an authority may be delegated to another, when the attorney has express power to do so. Bunb. 166; T. Jones, 110. See Story, Ag. Sec. 13, 14. When a man is drawn in the militia, he may in some cases hire a substitute.

(character)Substitute - (SUB) ASCII character 26.

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Substantive color
substantive dye
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