verb (used with object), re·placed, re·plac·ing.
Examples from the Web for replacing
At the same time YouTube was replacing MTV as the go-to place for music videos.OK Go Is Helping Redefine the Music Video For the Internet Age|Lauren Schwartzberg|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mitochondrial intervention is the practice of replacing DNA that carries a genetic disease.Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?: The Strange New World of Human Reproduction|Eleanor Clift|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the option of replacing a new diplomatic breakthrough with open-ended diplomatic muddle-through is not on the table.
They have no intention of “replacing” Obamacare with anything, and they never did.
As a lure for the ambitious, Silicon Valley and San Francisco are replacing Wall Street.Battle of the Upstarts: Houston vs. San Francisco Bay|Joel Kotkin|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Replacing the receiver, she shook her head and said: "No, Madame."Bought and Paid For|Arthur Hornblow
"Speedy enough," said the lady, replacing the large volume on the shelf.
The present maypole was erected on May 29th 1882, replacing one which had come into existence on the same day twenty years before.The Evolution Of An English Town|Gordon Home
We can put you in the way of replacing the heirlooms in the night, just as they were taken away—by that secret passage you know.The Brightener|C. N. Williamson
An objection which many people offer is that they need repairing often, or replacing.Garden Ornaments|Mary H. Northend
British Dictionary definitions for replacing
Word Origin and History for replacing
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.