Replace - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈpleɪs|  American pronunciation of the word replace
Brit.  |rɪˈpleɪs|  British pronunciation of the word replace

verb

- 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

- take the place or move into the position of(syn: supersede, supplant)

Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

- put something back where it belongs

replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it

- put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items(syn: exchange, interchange, substitute)

the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt

Examples

Will computers ever completely replace books?

Paper bags have been largely replaced by plastic bags.

She was hired to replace the previous manager.

I replaced the old rug with a new one.

They recently replaced the old phone system.

The team's manager was replaced last season.

The patient needed a transfusion to replace lost blood.

They've appointed a new minister to replace the one who just retired.

I guess it's finally time to replace the stove.

He carefully replaced the vase on the shelf.

We suggest replacing the present chairman with a younger person.

I'm replacing Sue on the team.

Lectures have replaced the old tutorial system.

Two of the tyres had to be replaced.

They replaced the permanent staff with part-timers.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: replace
he/she/it: replaces
present participle: replacing
past tense: replaced
past participle: replaced
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