What does replace mean?

Definitions for replace
rɪˈpleɪsre·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"

Wiktionary

  1. replace(Verb)

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

    Etymology: Prefix re- + place.

  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.

    Etymology: Prefix re- + place.

  3. replace(Verb)

    To supply or substitute an equivalent for.

    Etymology: Prefix re- + place.

  4. replace(Verb)

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

    Etymology: Prefix re- + place.

  5. replace(Verb)

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

    Etymology: Prefix re- + place.

  6. replace(Verb)

    To place again.

    Etymology: Prefix re- + place.

  7. replace(Verb)

    To put in a new or different place.

    Etymology: Prefix re- + place.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Replace(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + place: cf. F. replacer.]

  2. Replace(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + place: cf. F. replacer.]

  3. Replace(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + place: cf. F. replacer.]

  4. Replace(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + place: cf. F. replacer.]

  5. Replace(verb)

    to put in a new or different place

    Etymology: [Pref. re- + place: cf. F. replacer.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Replace

    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

  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

How to pronounce replace?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of replace in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of replace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of replace in a Sentence

  1. Ilhan Cagri:

    If we just replace the word 'Muslim' with 'Jew,' none of them would be saying this. None of this would be happening.

  2. Heather Patisaul:

    Because everybody is different, it is impossible to know what the 'right' amount of soy is, but people can certainly go overboard, for people wanting to achieve a reasonably healthy protein intake without experiencing possibly negative effects of soy, there is no need to have soy at every meal or to replace all foods [like milk and cheese] with soy-based ones.

  3. Jim Jordan:

    Justin Amash is Justin Amash and one of the most principled members of Congress, and, frankly, if Justin Amash is primaried, I'm going to do everything I can to help him.Richard Painter, a White House ethics lawyer under former President George W. Bush, tweeted that Scavino's call to action violated the Hatch Act by using Dan Scavino government position to influence an election, saying the Bush administration would have fired him for such behavior.var id =' / / platform.twitter.com/widgets.js'.replace( / \ s + / g,'') ; !! document.getElementById( id) | |( function makeEmbedScript( d, id) { var js, fjs ; js = d.createElement(' script') ; js.id = id ; js.charset =' utf-8' ; js.setAttribute(' async','') ; fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(' script') [ 0 ] ; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore( js, fjs) ; js.src =' / / platform.twitter.com/widgets.js'; }( document, id)) ; Ethics 101 - You cant put official titles and WH photos all over your personal Twitter page and use it for partisan politics. Hatch Act Richard W. Painter( @RWPUSA) April 1, 2017 var id =' / / platform.twitter.com/widgets.js'.replace( / \ s + / g,'') ; !! document.getElementById( id) | |( function makeEmbedScript( d, id) { var js, fjs ; js = d.createElement(' script') ; js.id = id ; js.charset =' utf-8' ; js.setAttribute(' async','') ; fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(' script') [ 0 ] ; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore( js, fjs) ; js.src =' / / platform.twitter.com/widgets.js'; }( document, id)) ; This is use of official position to influence an election. Look at the photo and description underneath. Bush WH would have fired him https://t.co/xTAcfIv3K3 Richard W. Painter( @RWPUSA) April 1, 2017 The White House did not respond to a request for comment on Painter's statement.Asked Sunday about the primary threats that those who opposed the GOP health care proposal, including himself, could face, Jim Jordan said.

  4. Andrew Cuomo:

    We have paid a very high price for what we are going through. But the hope is that we learn from it and that we are the better for it, we don't want to go through all of this and replace what was there before.

  5. Attorney Daryl Zaslow:

    No amount of money can replace what they've lost, but what they've got will take care of them and allow them to move forward, and their father would be happy for that.

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    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    • A. encumbrance
    • B. contempt
    • C. canopy
    • D. nitrile

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