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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Indian

How to say replace in sign language?

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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. Travis Grenier:

    Blakes mother read 1 Corinthians 13. In front of our parents, siblings and our photographer, we shed tears of happiness, anxiousness, and nervousness. I walked down the aisle with relics of my late grandparents and I couldnt have asked for a more perfect wedding. At that moment, I realized that my love for Blake is what made getting married special. We cant wait to celebrate with everyone, but this day will forever be ours. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Washington, D.C. wedding and event planner Tiffany Balmer said she isnt crossing out the idea of virtual weddings being a new business model for future couples, although she doesnt think it will replace face-to-face ceremonies. For now, she said she is willing to accommodate the bride and grooms needs, whether that means going ahead with the wedding virtually, in a small group, postponingthe big day altogether. Whatever things that a wedding planner would typically do, we are still doing for these virtual weddings. We are willing to customize and do whatever we need to do. I think people are making the best of a really hard situation, Balmer said. Washington, D.C. wedding and event planner Tiffany Balmer said she isn’t crossing out the idea of virtual weddings being a new business model for future couples, although she doesn’t think it will replace face-to-face ceremonies. (Elina Shirazi) Chris Goujon agrees with that sentiment. Obviously tomorrow is not guaranteed, so if you want to get married, do it. The Smiths said that even though they did not plan on a virtual wedding, they dont think its a bad idea for other couples who dont want to postpone the date. Virtual weddings, its amazing! It is a great way to be safe but to still have people join in your union. Certain life moments shouldnt be had without the presence of your village. We are thankful that technology gives people the opportunity to share such a special moment. CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE I think we all get so caught up in what our relationship looks like to others and you know, you really just need a four dollar Publix cake and your significant other and some music and a box of champagne, Kenna Grenier said. Nothing went right for our wedding, but it is what you make of it, i dont know if to the state of Georgia we are married, but at least to us we are.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I'm asking for your vote so we can repeal and replace Obamacare and save health care for every family in Iowa and for every family in our great country -- so important.

  3. Hong Kong:

    I'm not important enough to see President Xi, but I have seen some senior government officials consistently saying, 'yes, (we) support Carrie Lam', there's one more question that I will ask you - who will replace her? She should carry on and put right whatever has gone wrong.

  4. Carrie Lam:

    Let's replace conflicts with conversations and let's look for solutions.

  5. Joe DellaVedova:

    Similar to actions taken by other nations, the Government of Canada is working to launch an open and transparent competition to replace their legacy aircraft.

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