• To use in place of something else, with the same function.
  • To use X in place of Y.
  • To use Y in place of X; to replace X with Y.
  • To remove (a player) from the field of play and bring on another in his place.
  • To serve as a replacement (for someone or something).


  • A replacement or stand-in for something that achieves a similar result or purpose.
  • A player who is available to replace another if the need arises, and who may or may not actually do so.
  • One who enlists for military service in the place of a conscript.


  • From Middle English substituten, from Latin substitutus, past participle of substituĊ.

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