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What is the opposite of substitute?

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Verb
Opposite of to act or serve as a substitute
Verb
Opposite of to change one kind of payment or obligation for (another)
Verb
Opposite of to supersede and replace or take the place of
Verb
Opposite of to exchange (something) for something else, typically as a commercial transaction
“He decided to retain his valuable baseball cards rather than swap them.”
Verb
Opposite of to act for
“Due to a conflict of interest, I will have to dismiss this opportunity to defend you in court.”
Verb
Opposite of to take over the place, position, or role of
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing acting or serving in place of another
Noun
Opposite of the act of seeking assistance or advice
Noun
Opposite of someone or something that replaces or provides support to another
“He was a regular in his first season, but an amazing drop in form saw him play as a reserve in the following three seasons before he retired.”
Noun
Opposite of someone or something that replaces another, especially temporarily
Noun
Opposite of someone or something replaces another, sometimes temporarily
Noun
Opposite of a person who is appointed to undertake the duties of a superior in the superior's absence
Noun
Opposite of the replacement of one thing for another
“The only person supporting me in the keeping of my old car was the CEO of my company who told me that I should be proud of it.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who acts on behalf of another person or group
Noun
Opposite of a temporary way of dealing with a problem or satisfying a need
Noun
Opposite of the ability to solve difficult problems, often in original, clever, and inventive ways
Noun
Opposite of a nicer word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt
Noun
Opposite of a word whose meaning is the same, or very similar, as that of another word
“For most of my life, I've gone so far in the opposite direction that if I knew the antonym for hypochondria I'd employ it now.”
Noun
Opposite of a thing that may be chosen or done out of several possible alternatives
“When Hobson's choice is placed before one, deliberation is of no great use.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that is equal to or corresponds with another
Adjective
Opposite of acting as a substitute or surrogate for another
Adjective
Opposite of serving as a reserve or backup to someone or something
Adjective
Opposite of presenting a choice between two or more possibilities
“They sent Roeh to David, who offered him the only option of helping them to get out of his tight spot.”
Adjective
Opposite of a person, especially a schoolteacher, acting as a temporary substitute for another
“Without the aide's dedicated assistance, the main teacher may become overstrained and exhausted, resulting in diminished efficiency.”
Adjective
Opposite of experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person
Adjective
Opposite of of or pertaining to euphemism
Adjective
Opposite of equal in value, amount, function, meaning, etc
Adjective
Opposite of something kept in reserve as a spare or backup
Adjective
Opposite of acting in a provisional or interim capacity
“Unfortunately, there is no permanent cure for Alzheimer's Disease.”
Adjective
Opposite of taking the place of that which came before
“Our class has had the same teacher for the whole year.”
Determiner
Opposite of in reference to an alternative option
“We can provide you with the same model for the car that is being repaired.”
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