sustituir
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled “substituir.”
sustituir(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to exchange)
a. to substitute
Cuando hago pan, siempre sustituyo el azúcar por miel.I always substitute honey for sugar when baking bread.
b. to replace
Las máquinas no pueden sustituir a los humanos en esta tarea.Machines can't replace people for this task.
c. to stand in for (temporarily)
Esta semana estoy sustituyendo a Jack porque está enfermo.I'm standing in for Jack this week because he is sick.
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sustituir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to replace
2. (temporalmente)
a. to substitute for
sustituyó a su secretariahe replaced his secretary, he got a new secretary
tuve que sustituirle durante su enfermedadI had to stand in o substitute for him while he was ill
la sustituyó como presidenta de la empresahe took her place as president of the company
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sustituir
substituir
transitive verb
1 (poner en lugar de) to replace; substitute
sustituir A por B to replace A by o with B; substitute B for A; lo quieren sustituir they want him replaced; tendremos que sustituir el neumático pinchado we shall have to replace the flat tyre
2 (tomar el lugar de) (gen) to replace; (temporalmente) to stand in for
los sellos azules sustituyen a los verdes the blue stamps are replacing the green ones; lo sustituí como secretario de la asociación I replaced him as club secretary; ¿me puedes sustituir un par de semanas? can you stand in for me for a couple of weeks?; me sustituirá mientras estoy fuera he'll take my place o deputize for me while I'm away
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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