- 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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Historical Examples of unreplaceable
I cannot believe anything but that God loved it as He must surely love anything that is itself and unreplaceable.The Napoleon of Notting Hill
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The trees are defenseless, and they are often unreplaceable; if you love them protect them as you would your children.Getting Acquainted with the Trees
J. Horace McFarland
- 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