replace

[re┬Ěplace]

Is your pen not working? Maybe you need to replace it. To replace is to substitute one thing for another in this case, to get a new pen and throw the old one away.

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To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.

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 th

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"

Verb
put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"

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"


v. t.
To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.

v. t.
To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.

v. t.
To supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace a lost document.

v. t.
To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of.

v. t.
To put in a new or different place.


Replace

Re*place" (r?-pl?s"), v. t. [Pref. re- + place: cf. F. replacer.] 1. To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
The earl . . . was replaced in his government.
2. To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed. 3. To supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace a lost document.
With Israel, religion replaced morality.
4. To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of.
This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration.
5. To put in a new or different place. &hand; The propriety of the use of replace instead of displace, supersede, take the place of, as in the third and fourth definitions, is often disputed on account of etymological discrepancy; but the use has been sanctioned by the practice of careful writers. Replaced crystal (Crystallog.), a crystal having one or more planes in the place of its edges or angles.

To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.

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Usage Examples

Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason.

I got all the respect in the world for the front-runners in this race, but ask yourself: If we replace a Democratic insider with a Republican insider, you think we're really going to change Washington, D.C.? You don't have to settle for Washington and Wall Street insiders who supported the Wall Street bailout and the Obamacare individual mandate.

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

I'd repair our education system or replace it with something that works.

A large psychic void is left by a loss of faith. So many Catholics have tried so many things to replace it.

I call on the Iranian people: it is not too late to replace the corrupt regime and return to your glorious Persian heritage, a heritage of culture and values and not of bombs and missiles... How can a nation allow a regime to instill fear, take away the people's freedom and shock the young generation that seeks its way out of the dictatorial Iran.

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Other Usage Examples

Do not allow watching food to replace making food.

I mean I've seen 3D films so far and I think it's a long way to go before they replace actors. It's a funny thing with 3D, I haven't quite got it yet. Yet.

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.

All the learning in the world cannot replace instinct.

I had a big Akita, Yoshi, who was fabulous. I loved him. We lost him when he was 12, and I've never been able to replace him. Normally, most people lose a pet and get another and keep going on. But it just felt wrong to me it felt disloyal.

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.

A second reason why science cannot replace judgement is the behavior of financial markets.

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