What is the meaning of replace?


  • Substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected. )
    • usage: "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"
  • Take the place or move into the position of.
    • usage: "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"
  • Put something back where it belongs.
    • usage: "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"
  • Put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items.
    • usage: "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"
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APAWordNet. (2010). replace. Retrieved March 21, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/replace/definitions/1306299
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "replace" http://smartdefine.org/replace/definitions/1306299 (accessed March 21, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, replace, Smart Define, viewed 21 March, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/replace/definitions/1306299>.
MLAWordNet. "replace" 23 October 2010. Web. 21 March 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/replace/definitions/1306299>
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