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subrogate (verb), subrogates; subrogated; subrogating
1. To substitute a person for another one: Since Sean's daughter was in the hospital, he surrogated her, or took her place, to claim the lottery prize that she had won.
2. To substitute one creditor for another, as in a case where an insurance company sues the person who caused an accident in behalf of the insured: Legal action was taken to subrogate the ultimate payment of the debt by the party who, in fairness and good conscience, should pay for the damage that they caused.
To substitute one person for another person.
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To substitute someone for another person. (1)