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    replace - Dictionary definition and meaning for word replace

    Definition
    (verb) substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) take the place or move into the position of
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (verb) put something back where it belongs
    Synonyms : put back
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
    Example Sentence
    • the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt
    • substitute regular milk with fat-free milk
    • synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning
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