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Definition 1: substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected) - [verb of change]

Samples where replace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He replaced the old razor blade
  • We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago
  • the insurance will replace the lost income
  • This antique vase can never be replaced

(replace is a kind of ...) reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new

"We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years" "They renewed their membership"

(... is a kind of replace ) exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category

"Could you convert my dollars into pounds?" "He changed his name" "convert centimeters into inches" "convert holdings into shares"

(... is a kind of replace ) remove or replace the coverings of

"Father had to learn how to change the baby" "After each guest we changed the bed linens"

(... is a kind of replace ) replace with something new, especially an old obligation by a new one

(replace has a similar meaning as ...) take the place or move into the position of

"Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left" "the computer has supplanted the slide rule" "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"

Definition 2: put something back where it belongs - [verb of contact]

Samples where replace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for replace in the sense of this definition

(replace is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(... is a kind of replace ) put a telephone receiver back in its cradle

(replace has a similar meaning as ...) take the place or move into the position of

"Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left" "the computer has supplanted the slide rule" "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"

Definition 3: put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items - [verb of possession]

Samples where replace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt
  • substitute regular milk for fat-free milk
  • synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning

Synonyms for replace in the sense of this definition

(replace is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of replace ) move and exchange for another

"shift the date for our class reunion"

(... is a kind of replace ) simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another

(... is a kind of replace ) replace a corner by a plane

(... is a kind of replace ) provide (a workshop or factory) with new tools

(... is a kind of replace ) substitute one creditor for another, as in the case where an insurance company sues the person who caused an accident for the insured

Samples where replace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
  • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
  • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

Synonyms for replace in the sense of this definition

(replace is a kind of ...) be the successor (of)

"Carter followed Ford" "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"

(... is a kind of replace ) act as a substitute

"She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold"

(... is a kind of replace ) take the place of or have precedence over

"live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour" "discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor"

(... is a kind of replace ) take the place of

"gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke"

(... is a kind of replace ) remove and replace

"The word processor has ousted the typewriter"

(replace has a similar meaning as ...) substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)

"He replaced the old razor blade" "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago" "the insurance will replace the lost income" "This antique vase can never be replaced"

(replace has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

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