surrogate (n.)

  1. someone who takes the place of another person

    [ Syn: alternate , replacement ]

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

    [ Syn: deputy ]

    surrogate (adj.)

  1. providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties; foster parent; foster child; foster home; surrogate father

    [ Syn: foster ]

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