An example of substitute used as an adjective is a substitute teacher who comes in when a teacher is sick.
An example of to substitute is to use applesauce instead of oil in a recipe.
An example of to substitute is to have someone run for a hitter in a baseball game.
I had no shallots so I substituted onion.
I had to substitute new parts for the old ones.
I had to substitute old parts with the new ones.
He was playing poorly and was substituted after twenty minutes.
An example of a substitute is a shirt offered at a store when the original shirt listed in a sale flyer has sold out.
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Origin of substitute
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin substitutum, past participle of substituo.