Translation of substitute in Spanish:

substitute

sucedáneo, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌbstɪtjuːt//ˈsəbstəˌt(j)ut/

noun

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    (thing)
    sucedáneo masculine
    substitute for sth sucedáneo de algo
    • coffee/sugar substitute sucedáneo del café/del azúcar
    • there's no substitute for experience nada puede sustituir a la experiencia
    • there is no substitute for doing it by hand no hay nada como hacerlo a mano
    • accept no substitutes! ¡no acepte imitaciones!
    • Passion is no substitute for genuine compatibility.
    • Obsession, Johnson implies, is a poor substitute for love, and scopophilia a thin alternative to sex.
    • Leadership might be assisted by various predispositions of character, but this is no substitute for education, experience, training, and opportunity.
    • Feeding birds commercial birdseed helps them through harsh winter conditions, but it's no substitute for improving backyard habitat.
    • There is no substitute for continuous incremental improvements and training, but these tools can help.
    • Above all, self-service is no substitute for good service.
    • Above all, they should realise that, however clever civil servants are, a general education is no substitute for real experience and expertise, out there in the real world.
    • But there is no substitute for human intelligence.
    • There is no substitute for immediate political intervention to diffuse this crisis.
    • E-mail - regardless of its perceived efficiency, economical nature, and speed - is no substitute for meeting a potential partner.
    • I know with the advance of the years the approach to training has changed and there is no substitute for the endless running but hopefully the training has become more game-orientated.
    • The instructor had been an older man and someone that Carl had seen as a father figure, a substitute to fill part of a missing piece of his life.
    • Even if we have too much information, filtered or unfiltered information taken out of context is no substitute for the genuine knowledge that can only emerge slowly over time.
    • Real-time data informing the passenger of poor service availability is no substitute for improved service availability.
    • Victorio is dispassionate and controlling as the substitute father figure.
    • Given the reality of the father's physical absence, it may be difficult to find other substitutes for the missing roles.
    • No substitute for experience exists, though, and I certainly will not make the same mistake again.
    • No, young campers, there's no substitute for brains.
    • But super-power trappings offer only a flimsy mask for the realities of poverty and are no substitute for grassroots economic development.
    • We don't think that you can build a movement through running candidacies at the national level or the local level, and we do think there's no substitute for organizing on a grassroots basis.
    • No matter how often you perfect a training routine, there really is no substitute for a quick word in your ear about a run to be made, or when to play a one-touch pass as opposed to taking an extra touch to draw the defender close to you.
    • I invariably order too much and end up feeling gluttonous, but no matter - there's no substitute for excellent sushi when you're in the mood for it.
    • Ms O'Connor claimed that emergency medical technicians had five days training at most in childbirth and that this was no substitute for midwifery assistance.
    • Put simply, there is no substitute for expressing ideas in precise yet abstract symbols, which can then be manipulated and exploited using established laws and procedures.
    • Before World War II, the single mother remained within her family circle, where a grandfather or uncle could become a substitute father.
  • 2

    (person)
    sustituto masculine
    sustituta feminine
    reemplazo masculine
    (masculine and feminine) suplente
    (player/goalkeeper) (before noun) suplente
    to be a substitute for sb sustituir a algn
    • she's just a substitute for his mother ella no es más que un sustituto de la figura materna
    • Yes, I've played 30 games this season but for the last four or five matches I've been amongst the substitutes, which is obviously disappointing.
    • The teams - in orange, blue or green bibs - are each a deliberate mixture of first-team regulars, substitutes and fringe players.
    • I was revived by smelling salts but, without a substitute to replace me, I played on.
    • It is disheartening to see teams at a school where 58 percent of its students are female not have enough players to have substitutes on the bench.
    • All 11 players and three substitutes were outstanding.
    • Parsley again goes into a cup match without a substitute goalkeeper.
    • With no substitutes available, the player gamely attempted to play on hoping that treatment during the interval could do the trick.
    • In all the incident lasted about five minutes and eye witnesses told of fists, boots and hurleys being used as players, substitutes and spectators were drawn into the brawl.
    • Each team will comprise of 5 players and two substitutes and games begin at 9.30 am prompt.
    • No doubt West Bromwich substitutes will summon players off the pitch, take their preferred place on the field and send off the referee.
    • This win is testimony to the great work done by this bunch of players and substitutes over the last three months and it is hoped that further success will follow in the years to come.
    • Each team was allowed up to eight players including two rotating substitutes, and each team was guaranteed three games.
    • Even if he is used sparingly as a substitute, such a player can always unlock doors and turn tides in the blink of an eye.
    • The solution is quite simple - let's go back to having 13 players and two substitutes making sure everyone plays for the shirt.
    • Otley Town were forced to re-play this West Riding County FA Challenge Cup tie after playing an ineligible player as a substitute for less than a minute in the original tie.
    • He has made only three appearances as a substitute in competitive matches, the last of them for the final six minutes of the 2-2 draw away to Austria.
    • On an earlier occasion, I suggested that if a player is injured and unable to take part, a substitute should replace the injured man and take part in the game without any restrictions whatsoever.
    • A covering defender stretched to block the cross and was very unfortunate to see his attempted clearance creep in at the near post despite the best efforts of the substitute goalkeeper.
    • There are seven players in a team and a maximum of 12 players make up a squad to allow for substitutes.
    • He embraced a few desolate Brazilians, saluted some unused substitutes, stood back from the party and took his leave.

transitive verb

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    sustituir
    reemplazar
    to substitute sth for sth
    • substitute X for Y sustituir la Y por X
    • substitute honey for sugar sustituya / reemplace el azúcar por miel

intransitive verb

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    to substitute for sth/sb
    • can you substitute for me (on) Friday night? ¿me puedes sustituir / reemplazar el viernes por la noche?
    • in this recipe parsley can substitute for coriander en esta receta el cilantro se puede sustituir por perejil