Definition of Replace in English :

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Replace meaning in English

Meaning of Replace in English

Pronunciation of Replace in English

Replace pronunciation in English

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1. replace

substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)

Example Sentences:
'He replaced the old razor blade'
'We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago'
'the insurance will replace the lost income'
'This antique vase can never be replaced'

2. replace, supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant

take the place or move into the position of

Example Sentences:
'Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left'
'the computer has supplanted the slide rule'
'Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school'

3. put back, replace

put something back where it belongs

Example Sentences:
'replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it'
'please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them'

4. exchange, interchange, replace, substitute

put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items

Example Sentences:
'the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt'
'substitute regular milk with fat-free milk'
'synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
to take the place of; supersede
the manual worker is being replaced by the machine
to substitute a person or thing for (another which has ceased to fulfil its function); put in place of
to replace an old pair of shoes
to put back or return; restore to its rightful place

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verb transitiveWord forms: reˈplaced or reˈplacing
to place again; put back in a former or the proper place or position
to take the place of; supplant
workers replaced by automated equipment
to provide a substitute or equivalent for
to replace a worn tire
to put back or pay back; restore; return
to replace embezzled funds

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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tr.v. re·placed, re·plac·ing, re·plac·es
a. To put back into a former position or place: replaced the sofa after vacuuming.
b. To restore or return: replaced the money he had stolen.
2. To take the place of: Jets have largely replaced propeller planes. Nurse practitioners are replacing doctors in some clinics.
3. To fill the place of; provide a substitute for: replaced the team's coach; replaced the wall-to-wall carpeting with hardwood floors. See Usage Note at substitute.

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