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English adjective: surrogate

1. surrogate providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties

SamplesFoster parent.
Foster child.
Foster home.
Surrogate father.




English noun: surrogate

1. surrogate (person) someone who takes the place of another person

Synonymsalternate, replacement

Broader (hypernym)backup, backup man, fill-in, relief, reliever, stand-in, substitute

2. surrogate (person) a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others


Broader (hypernym)agent

Narrower (hyponym)vicegerent

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