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replace

[ri-pleys] /rɪˈpleɪs/
verb (used with object), replaced, replacing.
1.
to assume the former role, position, or function of; substitute for (a person or thing):
Electricity has replaced gas in lighting.
2.
to provide a substitute or equivalent in the place of:
to replace a broken dish.
3.
to restore; return; make good:
to replace a sum of money borrowed.
4.
to restore to a former or the proper place:
to replace the vase on the table.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; re- + place
Related forms
replaceable, adjective
replaceability, noun
replacer, noun
nonreplaceable, adjective
quasi-replaced, adjective
unreplaceable, adjective
unreplaced, adjective
well-replaced, adjective
Synonyms
1. succeed. Replace, supersede, supplant refer to putting one thing or person in place of another. To replace is to take the place of, to succeed: Ms. Jones will replace Mr. Smith as president. Supersede implies that that which is replacing another is an improvement: The typewriter has superseded the pen. Supplant implies that that which takes the other's place has ousted the former holder and usurped the position or function, especially by art or fraud: to supplant a former favorite. 3. refund, repay.
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  • To preserve the efficiency of sunscreens, the products should be stored in a cool, dry place and replaced every year.
  • He also replaced the old grout and cleaned, buffed, and sealed the tile to bring out its vibrant yellow hue.
  • After the fifth month the two strata of cells are replaced by a single layer of somewhat flattened cells.
  • Abstract nouns that cannot be followed immediately by whether should if possible be replaced by the corresponding verbs.
  • His club has replaced the feather with a target painted on the lane.
  • They would have disappeared long ago, ultimately replaced by different genera and species.
  • Then oil and gas replaced anthracite as premier home heating fuels.
  • Wild turkeys, hummingbirds, deer and rabbits have replaced crammed-in row houses.
  • But at the end of the month, a member of another noble family unceremoniously replaced him.
  • As if their compelling native characteristics had been replaced by ersatz versions.
British Dictionary definitions for replaced

replace

/rɪˈpleɪs/
verb (transitive)
1.
to take the place of; supersede: the manual worker is being replaced by the machine
2.
to substitute a person or thing for (another which has ceased to fulfil its function); put in place of: to replace an old pair of shoes
3.
to put back or return; restore to its rightful place
Derived Forms
replaceable, adjective
replaceability, noun
replacer, noun
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Word Origin and History for replaced

replace

v.

1590s, "to restore to a previous place or position," from re- "back, again" + place (v.). Meaning "to take the place of" is recorded from 1753; that of "to fill the place of (with something else)" is from 1765. Related: Replaced; replacing.

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