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Definition 1: a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for surrogate in the sense of this definition

(surrogate is a kind of ...) a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

(... is a kind of surrogate ) someone appointed by a ruler as an administrative deputy

Definition 2: someone who takes the place of another person - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for surrogate in the sense of this definition

(surrogate is a kind of ...) someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

"the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes" "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"

Definition 3: providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where surrogate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • foster parent
  • foster child
  • foster home
  • surrogate father

Synonyms for surrogate in the sense of this definition

(surrogate is similar to ...) of parents and children; related by adoption

"adoptive parents"

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