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replace

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of replace

  1. 1 to take the place of the old street lights were replaced by more energy-efficient models Synonyms of replace cut out, displace, displant, relieve, substitute, supersede, supplant Words Related to replace preempt, usurp

  2. 2 to bring, send, or put back to a former or proper place took the fragile vase down to look at it and then gently replaced it on the shelf Synonyms of replace return, restoreWords Related to replace reconveyNear Antonyms of replace remove, take

Synonym Discussion of replace

replace, displace, supplant, supersede mean to put out of a usual or proper place or into the place of another. replace implies a filling of a place once occupied by something lost, destroyed, or no longer usable or adequate.
    • replaced the broken window
displace implies an ousting or dislodging.
    • war had displaced thousands
supplant implies either a dispossessing or usurping of another's place, possessions, or privileges or an uprooting of something and its replacement with something else.
    • was abruptly supplanted in her affections by another
supersede implies replacing a person or thing that has become superannuated, obsolete, or otherwise inferior.
    • the new edition supersedes all previous ones


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