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was developed

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come into being, come out, enter, oblige, perform, play, take part, be created, be developed, be invented.
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Correct spelling:
substitute
Definition:
an athlete who plays only when another member of the team drops out

Synonyms:

adjective
all
utility, substitute.
alternative
flipside, different, other side, back-up.
artificial
manufactured, falsie, specious, phony*, hyped up, fabricated, bogus, unreal, ersatz, plastic, faked, synthetic, factitious, unnatural.
expedient
stopgap.
false
snide, Crocker, seeming.
short-range
tactical.
spurious
ungenuine, unauthentic.
stopgap
rough and tumble, stopgap.
substitute
counterfeit, experimental, proxy, provisional, supposititious, makeshift, tentative, reserve, other, simulated, representative, backup, exchanged, Displaced, another, symbolic, stopgap, artificial, second, vicarious, subrogated, temporary, acting, alternate, supplemental, supplanting, spurious, surrogate, supplementary, pseudo*, Substitutive, additional, mock, Switched, false, replacement, near, vicarial, ersatz*, dummy, sham, traded, imitation, alternative, Swapped, Superseding.
noun
agent
attorney, proctor, functionary, broker, commissioner, executor, actor, emissary, assignee, principal, factotum, operator, impresario, go-between, ombudsman, lawyer, vehicle, mediator, envoy, agency, negotiator, ambassador, promoter, instrument, substitute, abettor, liaison, middleperson, ten percenter, handler, middleman, worker, mediary, mover, advocate, doer, officer, operative, salesperson, servant, steward, minister, factor, intermediary.
alternative
option, selection, druthers, opportunity, preference, other fish in sea, other fish to fry, redundancy, take it or leave it, pick.
backup
extra.
choice
finding, election.
cognition
substitute, replacement.
delegate
catchpole, replacement, people's choice, viceroy.
deputy
arm, assistant, aide, double, understudy, appointee, spokeswoman, alternate, lieutenant, helpmate, dummy, token, spokesman, servant, ghost, deputy, agent, representative, second, auxiliary, surrogate, nominee, mouthpiece, acolyte, emissary, helper, backup, delegate, attendant, assignee, attorney, stand in, proxy, figurehead, envoy.
detour
roundabout way, temporary route, secondary highway, by-way, By-pass, runaround, bypath, Circumbendibus, Bypaths, byway, circumnavigation, byways, alternate route, circuitous route, by-passes, circumnavigations.
expedient
gency.
guarantee
surety.
place
lieu.
quid pro quo
tradeoffs, trade off, tradeoff, like for like, equal exchange, trade-off, something in return, equal substitution.
recourse
stand-by, stand by.
resource
quick-wittedness, quickwittedness, expedient.
sidekick
second banana.
spokesperson
Prolocutor, protagonist, protagonists, talker.
stopgap
temporary expedient.
substitute
alternative, double, expedient, replacement, supplanter, imitation, fill in, resort, agent, procurator, deputy, delegate, locum, standby, counterfeit, relief, dernier ressort, relay, pinch-hitter, temporary expedient, succedaneum, temp, symbol, stand-in, understudy, equivalent, supply, locum tenens, auxiliary, ghost writer, fill-in, resource, refuge, sub, recourse, ghost, vicar, successor, assistant, expediency, changeling.
verb
alternate
yo-yo, rotate, waver, blow hot and cold, intersperse, Shilly-shally, interchange, sway, fluctuate, alter, oscillate, shift, follow, exchange, vary, come and go, seesaw, vacillate, follow in turn, act reciprocally.
change
diverge, naturalize, tamper with, modify, make over, restyle, recondition, moderate, modulate, translate, adjust, renovate, diversify, transmute, transpose, reduce, temper, turn, revolutionize, make innovations, warp, metamorphose, diminish, adapt, merge, accommodate, reorganize, shape, remake, remodel, transfigure, resolve, redo, regenerate, reform, convert, transform, evolve, veer, mutate.
deputize
deputize, appoint, nominate, assign.
substitute
switch, take another's place, fill in for, stand in for, swap, deputize, supersede, swap places with, change, subrogate, be in place of, exchange, act for, replace, do the work of, relieve, spell, displace, commute, serve in one's stead, fill one's position, imitate, supplant, take over, back up, go as, answer for, double for, represent, stand for, cover for, trade.
Examples of usage:
  1. In the first place, they not only carried presents for the Ministers of State, but they calmly suffered these gentlemen to trick them out of the only curious and valuable articles among the presents intended for the Emperor, and to substitute others, of a mean and common nature, in their place. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  2. Substitute its real name and read the poem through thus, to test your answer. – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  3. " That's all right, Coach," replied Grinnell's substitute back who had played in the starting line- up for the first time. – Interference and Other Football Stories by Harold M. Sherman
  4. Our living model in the studio act would be made of common wax, and if it worked well, we would discharge other members of the company and substitute wax. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  5. He demanded his very own porridge bowl with the increasing vehemence of one who is willing to starve rather than accept so palpable a substitute. – A Reversible Santa Claus by Meredith Nicholson

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