substitute for sth

substitute for sth [I]
to do the same job as another thing or take its place: »

The government expects natural gas to substitute for oil exports in the future.

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Many dot.com companies have learnt that technology can never substitute for customer service.

Main Entry: substitute

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • there's no substitute for sth sth — there s no substitute for sth/doing sth ► nothing else is as good as the stated thing or action: »In this industry, there s no substitute for experience. Main Entry: ↑substitute …   Financial and business terms

  • there's no substitute for sth/doing sth — ► nothing else is as good as the stated thing or action: »In this industry, there s no substitute for experience. Main Entry: ↑substitute …   Financial and business terms

  • there's no substitute for doing sth — there s no substitute for sth/doing sth ► nothing else is as good as the stated thing or action: »In this industry, there s no substitute for experience. Main Entry: ↑substitute …   Financial and business terms

  • substitute — ▪ I. substitute sub‧sti‧tute 1 [ˈsʌbsttjuːt ǁ tuːt] noun [countable] 1. something new or different that can be used instead of something else: • Sugar substitutes are used by the soft drinks industry. substitute for • Training is important but… …   Financial and business terms

  • substitute — sub|sti|tute1 [ˈsʌbstıtju:t US tu:t] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of substituere to put in place of , from statuere; STATUTE] 1.) also sub someone who does someone else s job for a limited period of time, especially in a …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • substitute — 1 noun (C) 1 someone who does someone else s job for a limited period of time especially in a sports team or performance: The lead singer was ill and her substitute wasn t nearly as good. 2 something new or different that you use instead of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • substitute — [ˈsʌbstɪˌtjuːt] verb I 1) [T] to use something new or different instead of what is normally used You can substitute chicken for beef in this recipe.[/ex] 2) [T] to remove one thing and put something else in its place She substituted a photo of… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • substitute — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ good ▪ acceptable, adequate, perfect, satisfactory, suitable ▪ healthy ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • To stand for — Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood} (st[oo^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, st[=a]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[=a]n, OHG. stantan, st[=a]n, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stand up for — Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood} (st[oo^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, st[=a]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[=a]n, OHG. stantan, st[=a]n, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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