substitute

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Pronunciation[change]

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  • Hyphenation: sub‧sti‧tute

Noun[change]

Singular
substitute

Plural
substitutes

  1. (countable) A substitute is a person on standby for a sport team.
    Although he was only a substitute for the team, but he played very well during yesterday's match.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
substitute

Third-person singular
substitutes

Past tense
substituted

Past participle
substituted

Present participle
substituting

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you substitute x for y, you don't use y and use x instead.
    You may substitute fresh lime juice for lemon juice

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