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. Joanna Chou:

    There's room for anything American, but it won't ever replace the Taiwanese juice stands with their papaya milk smoothies, it's the taste of childhood memories.

  2. Donald Trump:

    We want a very big tax cut, but we cannot do that until we keep our promise to repeal and replace the disaster known as Obamacare.

  3. Josh Mogerman:

    It's an ongoing race that cities all over the country are constantly needing to dig up and replace and fix that infrastructure.

  4. Donald Trump:

    This is a great plan, i actually think it will get even better. This is a repeal and replace of Obamacare. Make no mistake about it.

  5. Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos:

    We cannot replace Italy in the management of the external borders, but we can lend a helping hand.

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