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"
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"
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"
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"
To restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
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.
To supply or substitute an equivalent for.
To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfil the end or office of.
To demolish a building and build a updated form of that building in its place.
To place again.
To put in a new or different place.
Origin: Prefix re- + place.
to place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like
to refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed
to supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace a lost document
to take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of
to put in a new or different place
Origin: [Pref. re- + place: cf. F. replacer.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-plās′, v.t. to place back: to put again in a former place, condition, &c.: to repay: to provide a substitute for: to take the place of.—adj. Replace′able.—ns. Replace′ment, act of replacing: the removal of an edge of crystal, by one plane or more; Replac′er, a substitute; Car′-replac′er, a device on American railways for replacing derailed wheels on the track.—Replacing switch, a pair of iron plates fitting over the rails, used as a bridge to replace on the track derailed railway stock.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'replace' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3014
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'replace' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2872
Rank popularity for the word 'replace' in Verbs Frequency: #206
The numerical value of replace in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of replace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
You do not destroy an idea by killing people you replace it with a better one.
The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book -- it makes a very poor doorstop.
We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It's one of the curses of London.
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- بدل, استبدلArabic
- reemplaçarCatalan, Valencian
- sostituire, riporre, rimpiazzareItalian
- avløyse, erstatta, erstatteNorwegian Nynorsk
- avløyse, erstatte, avløseNorwegian
- înlocui, substituiRomanian
- замещать, заменять, заместить, заменитьRussian
- byta mot, ersätta, byta ut, bytaSwedish
- thay thếVietnamese
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