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substitute / sucedáneo
substitute   [ˈsʌbstɪtju:t]
A. -noun
1. (=thing, artificial product)   sucedáneo (m)
·it may replace saccharin as a sugar substitute
·puede reemplazar a la sacarina como sucedáneo del azúcar
·he uses honey as a substitute for sugar
·usa miel como sustituto del azúcar
·a correspondence course is a poor or no substitute for personal tuition
·un curso por correspondencia no puede sustituir a la enseñanza cara a cara
·there'noun no substitute for being informed
·no hay nada como estar informado
2. (=person)   sustituto (m) / sustituta (f),   suplente masculine and feminine   (Sport)   suplente masculine and feminine
·to be a poor or no substitute [for] somebody
·no poder sustituir a somebody, someone
·friends are no substitute for parents
·los amigos no pueden sustituir a los padres
·he seems to be looking for a [mother] substitute
·parece que está buscando a alguien que reemplace a su madre
·to come on [as] (a) substitute
(Sport)   entrar como suplente
B. -transitive verb   (generally, Sport)   sustituir
·the striker was substituted by Johnston
·Johnston sustituyó al delantero
·to substitute margarine [for] butter
·substitute butter [with] margarine
·sustituir la mantequilla por margarina
C. -intransitive verb
·to substitute [for] something/somebody
(generally, Sport)   sustituir a algo/somebody, someone
D. -compound
·substitute goalkeeper   -noun   portero (m) / portera (f)
·substitute teacher   -noun
(United States)   profesor (m) / profesoa (f)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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