In my own time and the words I could make a decision about substituting or not.
Connors should be applauded for substituting less harmful words in place of curses.
Essentially, he could win by substituting new black voters for lost white ones.
early 15c. in transitive sense, 1888 as intransitive, from Latin substitutus, past participle of substituere (see substitution). Related: Substituted; substituting.
"one who acts in place of another," early 15c., from Old French substitute and directly from Latin substitutus, past participle of substituere (see substitution). Team sports sense is from 1849.