[ ri-pleys ]
/ rɪˈpleɪs /
verb (used with object), re·placed, re·plac·ing.
to assume the former role, position, or function of; substitute for (a person or thing): Electricity has replaced gas in lighting.
to provide a substitute or equivalent in the place of: to replace a broken dish.
to restore; return; make good: to replace a sum of money borrowed.
to restore to a former or the proper place: to replace the vase on the table.
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SYNONYMS FOR replace
1 succeed. Replace, supersede, supplant refer to putting one thing or person in place of another. To replace is to take the place of, to succeed: Ms. Jones will replace Mr. Smith as president. Supersede implies that that which is replacing another is an improvement: The computer has superseded the typewriter. Supplant implies that that which takes the other's place has ousted the former holder and usurped the position or function, especially by art or fraud: to supplant a former favorite.
3 refund, repay.
OTHER WORDS FROM replace
re·place·a·ble, adjectivere·place·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·plac·er, nounnon·re·place·a·ble, adjective
qua·si-re·placed, adjectiveun·re·place·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·placed, adjectivewell-re·placed, adjective
Words nearby replace
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British Dictionary definitions for non-replaceable
/ (rɪˈpleɪs) /
to take the place of; supersedethe manual worker is being replaced by the machine
to substitute a person or thing for (another which has ceased to fulfil its function); put in place ofto replace an old pair of shoes
to put back or return; restore to its rightful place
Derived forms of replacereplaceable, adjectivereplaceability, nounreplacer, noun
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