Substitute

Definition of Substitute

Sub´stit´ute
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.
Ladies [in Shakespeare's age] . . . wore masks as the sole substitute known to our ancestors for the modern parasol.
- De Quincey.
v. t.1.To put in the place of another person or thing; to exchange.
[imp. & p. p. Substituted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Substituting .]
Some few verses are inserted or substituted in the room of others.
- Congreve.

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