The definition of a surrogate is someone who takes the place of another, particularly in a family role.(noun)
An example of a surrogate is a woman who gives birth to a baby, but gives the baby to another family.
Surrogate means taking the place of.(adjective)
An example of the use of the word surrogate as an adjective is in the phrase "surrogate teacher" which means a substitute teacher.
Surrogate is defined as to substitute for something.(verb)
An example of to surrogate is to act as the birth mother for a friend.
See surrogate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L surrogatus, pp. of surrogare, to elect in place of another, substitute < sub- (see sub-) + rogare, to ask: see rogation
See surrogate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin surrogātus
Origin: , past participle of surrogāre, to substitute
Origin: , variant of subrogāre; see subrogate.
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