Synonyms of substitute in English:

substitute


See definition of substitute

noun

1‘the casual workers might be substitutes for agency workers’

SYNONYMS

replacement, deputy, relief, proxy, reserve, surrogate, cover, fill-in, stand-in, standby, locum, locum tenens, understudy, stopgap, alternative, ancillary

informal sub

North American informal pinch-hitter


adjective

1‘a substitute teacher’

SYNONYMS

acting, replacement, deputy, relief, reserve, surrogate, fill-in, stand-in, temporary, caretaker, alternative, locum, standby, backup, stopgap, interim, provisional, pro tem, proxy, ancillary

pro tempore

informal second-string

North American informal pinch-hitting

ANTONYMS

permanent


verb

1‘low-fat cheese can be substituted for full-fat cheese’

SYNONYMS

exchange, use as a replacement, switch

replace with, use instead of, use as an alternative to, use in place of, use in preference to

North American trade

informal swap

2‘the Senate was empowered to substitute for the President’

SYNONYMS

deputize, act as deputy, act as a substitute, fill in, sit in, stand in, act as stand-in, cover, act as locum, be a proxy, hold the fort

take the place of, replace, relieve, understudy, take over from, represent, act in someone's stead

informal sub, fill someone's boots, fill someone's shoes, step into someone's boots, step into someone's shoes

North American informal pinch-hit