What is the opposite of substitute?

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Adjective
Opposite of being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials
Adjective
Opposite of taking the place of one that came before
Adjective
Opposite of being a second choice
Adjective
Opposite of available in case of an emergency
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 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.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing acting or serving in place of another
Noun
Opposite of a person who is appointed to undertake the duties of a superior in the superior's absence
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that takes the place of another
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that takes the place of another
Noun
Opposite of a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing
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 cope with difficult situations, or unusual problems
Noun
(in lieu) Opposite of in place or stead (of)
Noun
Opposite of the bearing of a secondary role
“My holiday plans are at the mercy of the head of the company.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of seeking assistance or advice
Noun
Opposite of a state of mind in which one is free from doubt
Verb
Opposite of to serve as a replacement usually for a time only
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 the place of
Verb
Opposite of supersede and replace
Verb
Opposite of to take the place of
Verb
Opposite of to exchange or give up something
“I don't want your ice-cream, and I will hang on to mine.”
Verb
Opposite of to serve as a replacement usually for a time only
Conjunction
Opposite of either
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