What does replace mean?

Definitions for replace
rɪˈpleɪsre·place

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. replaceverb

    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, supercedeverb

    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 backverb

    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, exchangeverb

    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. replaceverb

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

    Etymology: Prefix re- + place.

  2. replaceverb

    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. replaceverb

    To supply or substitute an equivalent for.

    Etymology: Prefix re- + place.

  4. replaceverb

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

    Etymology: Prefix re- + place.

  5. replaceverb

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

    Etymology: Prefix re- + place.

  6. replaceverb

    To place again.

    Etymology: Prefix re- + place.

  7. replaceverb

    To put in a new or different place.

    Etymology: Prefix re- + place.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Replaceverb

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

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

  2. Replaceverb

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

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

  3. Replaceverb

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

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

  4. Replaceverb

    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. Replaceverb

    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.

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  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

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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. Paul Ryan:

    Our party has lost its vision and we're going to replace it with a vision.

  2. Jack Biltis:

    By accepting cryptocurrencies, you can do it for pennies and at the same time you can transfer money, really, in almost an instant amount of time, so, this new technology is absolutely going to replace what we have now with our inefficient credit cards and banking systems.

  3. Kaiser Permanente:

    We offer our sincere condolences, we use video technology as an appropriate enhancement to the care team, and a way to bring additional consultative expertise to the bedside. Gaskill-Hames added the machine visit was a follow-up to earlier physician visits. She says it did not replace previous conversations with patients and family members. The use of the term robot is inaccurate and inappropriate, she exclaimed. This secure video technology is a live conversation with a physician using tele-video technology, and always with a nurse or other physician in the room to explain the purpose and function of the technology. It does not, and did not, replace ongoing in-person evaluations and conversations with a patient and family members. According to Wilharm, the medical staff told herthe robot is.

  4. Steve Jobs:

    I think Pixar has the opportunity to be the next Disney -- not replace Disney -- but be the next Disney.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    I will work with Congress to repeal and replace this flawed law with conservative reforms that empower consumers with more choices and control over their health care decisions.

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