surrogate (plural surrogates)
- A substitute (usually of a person, position or role).
- Synonyms: Thesaurus:substitute
- A mixture of horseradish and mustard often serves as a surrogate for wasabi.
- A person or animal that acts as a substitute for the social or pastoral role of another, such as a surrogate mother.
- (chiefly, British) A deputy for a bishop in granting licences for marriage.
- (US, politics) A politician or person of influence campaigning for a presidential candidate.
- (US law) A judicial officer of limited jurisdiction, who administers matters of probate and interstate succession and, in some cases, adoptions.
- (computing) Any of a range of Unicode codepoints which are used in pairs in UTF-16 to represent characters beyond the Basic Multilingual Plane.
- (economics) An ersatz good.
- (databases) Ellipsis of surrogate key#English|surrogate key
- French: remplaçant, remplaçante, suppléant, suppléante, substitut, substitute
- German: Ersatz-, Stellvertreter, Stellvertreterin
- Italian: surrogato
- Portuguese: substituto
- Russian: суррога́т
- Spanish: sustituto
- Of, concerning, relating to or acting as a substitute.
surrogate (surrogates, present participle surrogating; past and past participle surrogated)
- (transitive) To replace or substitute something with something else; appoint a successor.
- Synonyms: deputize, foster, replace, subrogate, substitute
- Spanish: subrogar (law)