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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VII. Change
1. Simple Change

147. [Change of One Thing for Another.] Substitution.

   NOUN:SUBSTITUTION, commutation, subrogation [law], surrogation [rare]; supplanting &c. v., supersession, supersedence, supersedure; metonymy &c. (figure of speech) [See Metaphor].
  [THING SUBSTITUTED] substitute, succedaneum, makeshift, temporary expedient; shift, apology, pis aller [F.], stop-gap, jury mast, locum tenens [L.], alternate, warming pan [colloq.], dummy, scapegoat; double; changeling; quid pro quo [L.], alternative; representative (deputy) [See Deputy]; palimpsest.
  PRICE, purchase money, consideration, equivalent.
   VERB:SUBSTITUTE, put in the place of, change for; make way for, give place to; supply -, take- the place of; surrogate [rare], subrogate [law], supplant, supersede, replace, cut out [colloq.], serve as a substitute; step into the shoes of, stand in the shoes of; make a shift with, put up with; borrow of Peter to pay Paul; commute, redeem, compound for.
   ADJECTIVE:SUBSTITUTED &c. v.; vicarious, vicarial, substitutional, subdititious [rare].
   ADVERB:INSTEAD; by proxy; in place of, in lieu of, in the stead of, in the room of; faute de mieux [F.].
   QUOTATION:Compound for sins they are inclined to By damning those they have no mind to.—Butler