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sub for someone or something

to substitute for someone or something. I have to sub for Roger at work this weekend. Will pliers sub for the wrench you wanted?
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sub someone for (someone else)

 and sub something for something else
to substitute someone for someone else or something for something else. I will sub Chuck for Roger for this next play only. We will sub the red ones for the blue ones.
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substitute for someone or something

to serve as a replacement for someone or something. I have to substitute for Roger at work this weekend. Do you think that this will substitute for the one you wanted?
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substitute someone for (someone else)

 and substitute something for something else
to exchange someone or something for someone or something else; to replace someone or something with someone or something else. Shall I substitute Fred for Mary in the front office? Please substitute fish for beef on my dinner order.
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With respect to operant reinforcement, we contend that understanding the nature of substitutive operations may add to the possibilities of designing effective reinforcement-based procedures, provided that reinforcement is understood as a particular arrangement of experimental operations (Schoenfeld 1995), and not as a unique type of learning process.
The attempt to turn stuff into respect is perhaps the saddest of substitutive materialisms.
The argument for this is equally compelling as for the substitutive nature (Poppo & Zenger, 2002).
The substitutive model, which appears to be widely used in the discussions about LGBT sexual identities and legal rights in Western countries, also frames the discussion about LGBT human rights cases in the international context in a particularized manner, where open expression of identity becomes essential for the progress of international LGBT rights.
Similarly, the negative and moderately significant coefficient of the interactive terms between financial development, and legal origin, is an indication that a strong and efficient legal system that provides adequate protection for foreign investors (for example, efficient auditing and bankruptcy laws) can play a substitutive role in enhancing investors' confidence, irrespective of the extent of financial development.
This is akin to the substitutive model posited by Greene (1983), which implies an inverse relationship between formal and informal care--that is, the increase in use of one form of care results in a decrease in use of the other form of care.
In such a case, the decision where to locate completely substitutive investments could actually turn on taxes since taxes make a marginal difference.
The differential diagnosis in physical therapy has to be intended not as a substitutive act of the medical doctor practice, but as a way to participate more responsibly and professionally to the cure of patients.
74) First, Eule categorizes a plebiscite as either substitutive or complementary.
Prescribing substitutive hormones for ovariectomized mice or menopausal women compensates for the lack of leptin and takes it back to the time before ovariectomy or menopause.
Our approach with the NeReBot can be considered very close to this philosophy, and our future research will aim to clarify whether a suitable mix of substitutive and additional robotic training in the early stage of recovery may lead to a favorable tradeoff between the needs for improved outcome and reduced treatment and personnel costs [49].
2010, "Systems Development Ambidexterity: Explaining the Complementary and Substitutive Roles of Formal and Informal Controls," Journal of Management Information Systems, 27(2), 87-126.
Although a full review is impossible here, several studies over the years have found that public R&D tends to be complementary to private R&D rather than substitutive, and can in fact stimulate greater private research investment than would otherwise be expected.
In another case of metallosis after knee arthroplasty with metal-on-metal impingement in a substitutive long-stemmed knee prosthesis, histology demonstrated numerous histiocytes with a large amount of dark pigment, multinucleated giant cells, abundant fibrosis and fibroblastic reaction, abundant metallic debris, and necrosis, (11) which is strikingly similar to our case.
46) indicates a substitutive relationship between these forms of non-standard employment.