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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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. Iain Ross:

    I don't believe it's dead at all, we'd like to keep the project going and we're also in discussion with other potential partners to replace Schlumberger on the project ... We believe in the project.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    With grandiosity, they announce resets and disengage, hashtag campaigns replace actual diplomacy and engagement. Personal diplomacy and maturity is replaced by leaks and personal disparagement.

  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. Paul Ryan:

    He is a constructive force to help us get to a resolution so that we get consensus on how to repeal and replace Obamacare.

  5. Thomas Ko:

    Mobile payments need at the end of the day to make it available as much as where plastic is acceptable. If the mobile payments cannot match it, it's very difficult for someone to replace their wallet with a mobile.

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