Definition of Replace

1. Verb. Substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected). "This antique vase can never be replaced"

Specialized synonyms: Change, Commute, Convert, Exchange, Change, Novate
Generic synonyms: Regenerate, Renew
Related verbs: Supercede, Supersede, Supervene Upon, Supplant
Derivative terms: Replacement, Replacement, Replacement, Replacement, Replacing



2. Verb. Take the place or move into the position of. "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"

3. Verb. Put something back where it belongs. "Please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them"
Exact synonyms: Put Back
Specialized synonyms: Hang Up
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Related verbs: Supercede, Supersede, Supervene Upon, Supplant

4. Verb. Put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items. "Synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"
Exact synonyms: Exchange, Interchange, Substitute
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Shift, Reduce, Truncate, Retool, Subrogate
Derivative terms: Replacement, Substitute, Substitution, Substitution

Definition of Replace

1. v. t. To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.

Definition of Replace

1. Verb. (transitive) To restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To supply or substitute an equivalent for. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfil the end or office of. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To demolish a building and build a updated form of that building in its place. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive rare) To place again. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive rare) To put in a new or different place. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Replace

1. to take the place of [v -PLACED, -PLACING, -PLACES]

Medical Definition of Replace

1. 1. To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like. "The earl . . . Was replaced in his government." (Bacon) 2. To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed. 3. To supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace a lost document. "With Israel, religion replaced morality." (M. Arnold) 4. To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of. "This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration." (Whewell) 5. To put in a new or different place. The propriety of the use of replace instead of displace, supersede, take the place of, as in the third and fourth definitions, is often disputed on account of etymological discrepancy; but the use has been sanctioned by the practice of careful writers. Replaced crystal, a crystal having one or more planes in the place of its edges or angles. Origin: Pref. Re- + place: cf. F. Replacer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Replace

repique
repiqued
repiques
repiquing
repitch
repitched
repitches
repitching
repivot
repivoted
repivoting
repivots
repkie
repla
replacable
replace (current term)
replaceability
replaceable
replaced
replacee
replacees
replacement
replacement bone
replacement cost
replacement fibrosis
replacement therapy
replacement vector
replacements
replacer
replacers

Literary usage of Replace

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana (1898)
"The faces of the diagonal pyramid replace the edges between the faces of the diagonal ... Further, they replace the solid angles of the unit prism m (1010). ..."

2. The Lancet (1842)
"other built with it a vessel which would last nine years, and yield 1501. a-year, 500/. of which must be set aside to replace the capital. ..."

3. The Century (1902)
"... mushroom-like celerity and frequency in all parts of the city, though mention may be made, in passing, of such as are to replace familiar landmarks. ..."

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