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  Definition of replace
  1. 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 th
  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. put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"
  4. 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"
Similar Words: put back, substitute, supplant, supersede, supervene upon

 

Hyponyms: change, exchange, commute, convert, novate, hang up, shift, reduce, truncate, retool, subrogate, substitute, deputize, deputise, step in, usurp, oust

 

Grouped Verbs: supplant, supersede, supervene upon, put back

 

Derivational Morphology: surrogate, alternate, replacement, substitution, permutation, transposition, switch, substitute, replacing, exchange, commutation, supersedure, supersession, usurper, supplanter, supplanting, displacement

 

Anagrams: clapper, percale

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 取代   Dutch: vervangen  
Finnish: korvata   French: remplacer  
German: ersetzen   Hungarian: kicserél  
Italian: sostituire   Japanese: 取り換える  
Korean: 대치하다   Portuguese: substituir  
Russian: заменять   Spanish: reemplazar  
Swedish: ersätta  
 
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