What does replace mean?

Definitions for replacerɪˈpleɪs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word replace.

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"


  1. replace(Verb)

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

  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.

  3. replace(Verb)

    To supply or substitute an equivalent for.

  4. replace(Verb)

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

  5. replace(Verb)

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

  6. replace(Verb)

    To place again.

  7. replace(Verb)

    To put in a new or different place.

  8. Origin: Prefix re- + place.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Replace(verb)

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

  2. Replace(verb)

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

  3. Replace(verb)

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

  4. Replace(verb)

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

  5. Replace(verb)

    to put in a new or different place

  6. Origin: [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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald Trump:

    Replace with something terrific.

  2. Harald Ott:

    There are no good options to replace lost limbs.

  3. John Doyle:

    SWIFT doesn’t replace prudent banking practice.

  4. America President Scott Keogh:

    We are in essence going to replace our entire portfolio.

  5. Manuel Cunha:

    How do I replace that? i think we're going to have a problem.

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