verb (used with object), re·placed, re·plac·ing.
- replacement therapy,
Origin of replace
Examples from the Web for replace
He also wants to “replace every existing organism with a better one.”
But this year, instead of simply voting against Boehner on Tuesday, at least two members of the group are vying to replace him.
It has grown from a rotten root—striving to replace human judgment with detailed dictates.
Because this food source could abruptly disappear at any time, cutworm moths cannot be counted on to replace pine nuts.
But Klein offers nothing specific to replace that structurelessness.Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’ Will Change Nothing|Michael Signer|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Replace the parts of the burner, and, if not cool, turn on the fuel and light.Mechanical Devices in the Home|Edith Louise Allen
Then we arose, and ascended the stairway, and my uncle ordered the workmen to replace the stones upon the tomb.
It is also much greater than that of the machines we construct to replace manual labour.The Insect World|Louis Figuier
Faithfulness refers you to Gelert, and you hurt yourself rather badly as you replace the volume.Dimbie and I--and Amelia|Mabel Barnes-Grundy
The unanimity of the choice of your sisters proves how worthy you are to replace me.The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 6 of 6|Eugne Sue
1590s, "to restore to a previous place or position," from re- "back, again" + place (v.). Meaning "to take the place of" is recorded from 1753; that of "to fill the place of (with something else)" is from 1765. Related: Replaced; replacing.