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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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One could then attach economic values to different outcomes, even if there were limits on substitutability.
Finally, the substitutability provides merely an indication of the relative attractiveness in the context of the overall product field, without clarifying the relationship between the individual products.
2013) "Immigrant-Native Substitutability and the Role of Language.
We noted that the substitutability indicator at times got so large that the regulators capped it.
Throughout this article, the English terms drug interchangeability (interchangeable) and drug substitutability (substitutable) are used to express the same concept.
Capital-labour substitutability would increase dramatically, and humans would provide nothing except executive decision-making.
What our results show is that imperfect substitutability did exist over this pre-crisis sample, but that the coefficients on the two supply variables are reduced when compared to the post-2008 sample.
Section IV discusses the role of demand structures, the nature of entry costs, and the degree of substitutability across goods for the competitive and First Best allocations and for optimal taxation.
In the process, we present evidence that this form of analysis can be invaluable to marketing researchers and executives as a means of understanding the factors that motivate and control familiar patterns of consumers' brand and product choice; the substitutability, complementarity, and independence of competing brands and products; and the structure of markets for consumer goods.
Simpson's argument is that substitutability is a better term for understanding the political significance of Wordsworth's poetry than sympathy.
This impact rises from an imperfect substitutability of goods produced in the countries and international trade.
Most of the studies (for example, few published papers (11-13)) examined the substitutability patterns between OP and IP cares in general health; however, such studies remain important in diseases-specific study because of homogeneous nature of treatment procedures.
It produces, in other words, a substitutability of person by indicating perceptual surfaces while refusing to substitute one thing for another.
The size, global activity and substitutability categories are given lower weights because risk diversification benefits go in tandem with greater size of traditional insurance activities and global spread, and substitutability is typically met with the speed with which loss of insurance capacity is replaced by new entrants into the market, according to the IAIS
Selection will be based on five factors: size, global activity, interconnectedness, non-traditional activities, and substitutability, or whether a firm has a big part of the market that cannot be filled easily by another company.