- 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"
- synonyms: put back
- 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"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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