suplir
transitive verb
1. (to take the place of) 
El futbolista más joven suplió a su compañero lesionado.The youngest football player replaced his injured teammate.
Mi trabajo es suplir al médico durante el tiempo que esté de baja.My work is to substitute for the doctor while she is on sick leave.
2. (to compensate) 
No hay disculpas que puedan suplir tu infieldad de todos estos años.There are no apologies which can make good for your infidelity all these years.
Tus palabras no pueden suplir el daño que me has hecho.Your words cannot make up for the hurt you caused me.
c. to supply 
Sara debería suplir la necesidad de estar constantemente con sus padres.Sara should supply her need of being always with her parents.
suplir
transitive verb
1. (sustituir) 
a. to replace 
2. (compensar) 
a. no direct translation 
suplir algo (con)to compensate for something (with)
suplir
transitive verb
1 (compensar) [+necesidad] to fulfil; fulfill; (EEUU) [+omisión] to make good; [+falta] to make good; make up for; [+palabra que falta] to supply
2 (sustituir) to replace; substitute
suplir a uno con otro to replace one with another; substitute one for another; está supliendo al portero lesionado he's replacing the injured goalkeeper; suplen el aceite con grasa animal they replace the oil with animal fat; they substitute animal fat for the oil
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