substitute for

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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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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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Although herbs and spices can substitute for salt in the diet, they do not provide a salty taste.
HIV) has served as one stimulus to develop a synthetic substitute for human blood, and more specifically for a red blood cell (RBC) substitute.
Districts may prefer a certain substitute for a certain position because of the substitute's aptitude.
The lump sum W received served as a substitute for the ordinary income he would have otherwise received over a period of time.
2 -- color) Growing a garden of succulents - including the wide variety of native California cactuses - is a handy substitute for a needy lawn.
In the 1970s, the Department of Defense continued supporting the quest to develop free hemoglobin into a blood substitute for wounded troops.
Veggie-burgers run the gamut from those which truly substitute for the taste, texture and appearance of beef to patties whose only hamburger-like trait is the ability to fit nicely on a bun.
is a leader in developing an oxygen-carrying red blood cell substitute for the treatment of life-threatening blood loss, when an oxygen-carrying fluid is required and red blood cells are not available.
Never institute integrated science as a substitute for biology, chemistry, physics and earth and space science courses.
Similar in composition to natural bone, the osteoinductive biopolymer is aimed at being a superior substitute for autograft and allograft bone currently used in bone-void filling and repair of traumatic fractures.
The feat may help scientists create an inexpensive, disease-free substitute for human blood, say researchers at DNX Corp.
OTCBB: SGNC), a bio-pharmaceutical company focused on the development of an oxygen-carrying synthetic substitute for human red blood cells, announced that it is convening its Medical Advisory Board in California early next month to discuss the final selection of a contract research organization to initiate and run its animal testing, and the selection of PHER-O2 manufacturer.
There has been a tremendous push to develop a viable substitute for human blood, because of concerns about the safety and potential incompatibility of blood transfusions," Dr.
In short, LeFevre says, "We do not have materials today that we could substitute for asbestos linings that would allow us to build vehicles that meet the brake standards in place" -- though "we ought to be able to do it within 10 [years].
Within the field of orthopedics, CeraPedics initially intends to position CerOss P-15 as a bone graft substitute for use in spinal and trauma applications.