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See definition of substitutes on Dictionary.com
  • nounsomeone or something that takes the place of another
  • verbinterchange, exchange

synonyms for substitutes

  • backup
  • replacement
  • stand-in
  • surrogate
  • agent
  • alternate
  • assistant
  • auxiliary
  • changeling
  • delegate
  • deputy
  • double
  • dummy
  • equivalent
  • expediency
  • expedient
  • fill-in
  • ghost
  • locum
  • makeshift
  • procurator
  • proxy
  • recourse
  • refuge
  • relay
  • relief
  • representative
  • reserve
  • resort
  • resource
  • standby
  • stopgap
  • sub
  • succedaneum
  • successor
  • supplanter
  • supply
  • symbol
  • temp
  • temporary
  • understudy
  • vicar
  • dernier ressort
  • ghost writer
  • locum tenens
  • pinch-hitter
  • temporary expedient
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antonyms for substitutes

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  • being
  • entity
  • permanent
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How to use substitutes in a sentence

But scientific explanations of unpleasant phenomena are poor substitutes for scanty clothing.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
He substitutes the constitutional system for the autocratic system, a responsible ministry for an absolute conjugal monarchy.
THE PETTY TROUBLES OF MARRIED LIFE, COMPLETEHONORE DE BALZAC
Ordinary small staples make good substitutes for glaziers' tacks.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
Iodonucleoid, then, seems to be another one of the many iodin substitutes which have been put on the market.
THE PROPAGANDA FOR REFORM IN PROPRIETARY MEDICINES, VOL. 1 OF 2VARIOUS
But within the last ten years there have been so many substitutes for whalebone that its value has gone down.
THE BOY WITH THE U. S. FISHERIESFRANCIS ROLT-WHEELER
Don't you worry, for I'll have eleven men and three or four substitutes.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S PURSUITBURT L. STANDISH
In such cases the spading fork and the hand cultivator are the ready and proper substitutes.
DWARF FRUIT TREESF. A. WAUGH
Flour and other cereal foods are sometimes adulterated with some cheap substitutes, as bran or sawdust.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
She banished the fat pork, and supplied the table with other food substitutes, but she was generous and gave us plenty of them.
THE IRON PUDDLERJAMES J. DAVIS
The large tin sponging-bath is itself not sufficiently portable to be carried as railway luggage, but there are many substitutes.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SUBSTITUTES

  • JV
  • bench
  • benchwarmers
  • junior varsity
  • reserves
  • second team
  • substitutes
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