Textual thesaurus for "substitute"

(adj) ersatz

artificial and inferior

ersatz coffee; substitute coffee

(adj) alternate, alternative

serving or used in place of another

an alternative plan

(adj) utility

capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team

a utility infielder

(noun) replacement

a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another

(noun) stand-in, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in

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

(noun) reserve, second-stringer

an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced

(verb) exchange, replace, interchange

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 can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning

(verb) sub, fill in, stand in

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

(verb) deputise, deputize, step in

act as a substitute

She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold