Dictionary Results for replace


1. replace - verb

· substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected); "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"

Hypernym(s): regenerate, renew




2. replace - verb

· take the place or move into the position of; "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"

Synonym(s): supplant, supersede, supervene_upon

Hypernym(s): succeed, come_after, follow




3. replace - verb

· put something back where it belongs; "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"

Synonym(s): put_back

Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay




4. replace - verb

· put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk for fat-free milk"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"

Synonym(s): substitute, interchange, exchange

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify





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