Definition of replace
- replace cards in a file
- replace a worn carpet
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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: 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)
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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