Definitions for replacerɪˈpleɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•placerɪˈpleɪs(v.t.)-placed, -plac•ing.

  1. to assume the function of; substitute for:

    to replace gas lights with electric lights.

  2. to provide a substitute for:

    to replace a broken dish.

  3. to return; make good:

    to replace borrowed money.

  4. to restore to the proper place.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. replace(verb)

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

    "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. supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon, supercede(verb)

    take the place or move into the position of

    "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. replace, put back(verb)

    put something back where it belongs

    "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. substitute, replace, interchange, exchange(verb)

    put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items

    "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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. replace(verb)ɪˈpleɪs

    to be used or done instead of sb or sth else; = substitute

    He's replacing his car with a newer model.; We can't replace employees who leave their jobs.

  2. replaceɪˈpleɪs

    to put sth back in its place

    Please replace the books after use.


  1. replace(Verb)

    To restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.

  2. replace(Verb)

    To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.

    You can take what you need from the petty cash, but you must replace it tomorrow morning.

  3. replace(Verb)

    To supply or substitute an equivalent for.

  4. replace(Verb)

    To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfil the end or office of.

  5. replace(Verb)

    To demolish a building and build a updated form of that building in its place.

  6. replace(Verb)

    To place again.

  7. replace(Verb)

    To put in a new or different place.

  8. Origin: Prefix re- + place.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Replace(verb)

    to place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like

  2. Replace(verb)

    to refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed

  3. Replace(verb)

    to supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace a lost document

  4. Replace(verb)

    to take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of

  5. Replace(verb)

    to put in a new or different place

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'replace' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3014

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'replace' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2872

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'replace' in Verbs Frequency: #206

Anagrams of replace

  1. percale

Translations for replace

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to put, use etc (a person, thing etc), or to be put, used etc, in place of another

I must replace that broken lock; He replaced the cup he broke with a new one; Cars have replaced horses as the normal means of transport.

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