surrogate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin surrogātus, perfect passive participle of surrogāre (ask); a variant of subrogāre, from sub (under) + rogāre (ask).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (adjective and noun): IPA(key): /ˈsʌɹəɡɨt/
  • (verb): IPA(key): /ˈsʌɹəɡeɪt/

Noun[edit]

surrogate (plural surrogates)

  1. A substitute (usually of a person, position or role).
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:substitute
    A mixture of horseradish and mustard often serves as a surrogate for wasabi.
  2. A person or animal that acts as a substitute for the social or pastoral role of another, such as a surrogate mother.
  3. (chiefly Britain) A deputy for a bishop in granting licences for marriage.
  4. (US, politics) A politician or person of influence campaigning for a presidential candidate.
  5. (US law) A judicial officer of limited jurisdiction, who administers matters of probate and interstate succession and, in some cases, adoptions.
  6. (computing) Any of a range of Unicode codepoints which are used in pairs in UTF-16 to represent characters beyond the Basic Multilingual Plane.
  7. (economics) An ersatz good.
  8. (databases) Ellipsis of surrogate key

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Adjective[edit]

surrogate (comparative more surrogate, superlative most surrogate)

  1. Of, concerning, relating to or acting as a substitute.

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Verb[edit]

surrogate (third-person singular simple present surrogates, present participle surrogating, simple past and past participle surrogated)

  1. (transitive) To replace or substitute something with something else; appoint a successor.
    Synonyms: deputize, foster, replace, subrogate, substitute

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

surrogate f

  1. feminine plural of surrogato

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

surrogāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of surrogō