Definitions For Substitute


  • A person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
  • Someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
  • An athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
  • A person or thing that takes the place of someone or something else
  • A player who takes the place of another player during a game


  • Put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
  • Be a substitute
  • Act as a substitute
  • To put or use (someone or something) in place of someone or something else
  • To do the job of someone else or serve the function of something else
  • To replace (one person or thing) with another


  • Artificial and inferior
  • Serving or used in place of another
  • Capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team

Is Substitute a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Substitute is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 15 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Substitute in a Sentence

  • You'll be getting a substitute until your regular teacher is feeling better
  • If you like, you can use nuts as a substitute for coconut in that recipe
  • One of our teachers is sick, so we need someone to substitute.
  • They substituted real candles with electric ones.

Synonyms for Substitute

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