[ US /ˌɹiˈpɫeɪs, ɝˈpɫeɪs/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪplˈe‍ɪs/ ]
  1. take the place or move into the position of
    Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school
    the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
  2. put something back where it belongs
    replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it
    please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them
  3. substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    the insurance will replace the lost income
    He replaced the old razor blade
    This antique vase can never be replaced
    We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago
  4. put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
    substitute regular milk for fat-free milk
    the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt
    synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning
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How To Use replace In A Sentence

  • Gradually coffee came to replace maize as the main agricultural produce of the community and foodstuffs were bought with surplus cash.
  • When they replaced the ten-minute peak-hour ferry services with 20-minute sailings, in 1975, it was chaos.
  • The new sled is meant to replace the one he had in Colorado, back with his family. Eric’s Top 10 Defining Christmas Moments » Scene-Stealers
  • The threatened uniform typically consists of a khaki military tunic with trousers, though in Scottish regiments the trousers are usually tartan or replaced by a kilt.
  • The cats were then taken out of the room for 15 minutes, and the four bowls were replaced with identical empty ones. Times, Sunday Times
  • Back in the mid-1980s, for example, knee replacement surgery was considered a success if the patient wound up with 90 degrees of flexion, which is "nothing near normal," he says. Latest News
  • So many useful shops disappear, to be replaced by a retail outlet that is not welcomed by many of us.
  • By this time, Dad and I had replaced the old dipole with a short Yagi array, horizontally polarized of course, and screwed to one of the crossbeams in the attic, so now we had three channels with excellent reception.
  • He stared off toward a cluster of people near the fireplace and I followed his gaze.
  • I go back now and the dialect of the old residents is noticeably absent, replaced by the faux scouse of the Liverpudlian refugees.
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