Related formsre·place·a·ble, adjectivere·place·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·plac·er, nounnon·re·place·a·ble, adjectivequa·si-re·placed, adjectiveun·re·place·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·placed, adjectivewell-re·placed, adjective
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 Smith as president.Supersede implies that that which is replacing another is an improvement: The computer has superseded the typewriter.Supplant implies that that which takes the other's place has ousted the former holder and usurped the position or function, especially by art or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.
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.