Simple Definition of replace
: to be used instead of (something)
: to do the job or duty of (someone)
: to put someone or something new in the place or position of (someone or something)
Full Definition of replace
1 : to restore to a former place or position <replace cards in a file>
2 : to take the place of especially as a substitute or successor
3 : to put something new in the place of <replace a worn carpet>
Examples of replace
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.
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Synonym Discussion of replace
Rhymes with replace
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REPLACE Defined for Kids
Definition of replace
1 : to put back in a former or proper place <Please replace your book on the shelf.>
2 : to take the place of <DVDs have replaced videotape.>
3 : to put something new in the place of <I'll gladly replace the broken dish.>
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