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    Definition of replace in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGreplacesPRreplacingPT, PPreplacedPREré-SUF-ace
    1. VT To restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
      1. When you've finished using the telephone, please replace the handset.
      2. The earl...was replaced in his government. — Francis Bacon.
    2. VT To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
      1. You can take what you need from the petty cash, but you must replace it tomorrow morning.
    3. VT To supply or substitute an equivalent for.
      1. I replaced my car with a newer model.
      2. The batteries were dead so I replaced them
    4. VT To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfill the end or office of.
      1. This security pass replaces the one you were given earlier.
      2. This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration. — William Whewell.
    5. VT To demolish a building and build an updated form of that building in its place.
      1. VT (rare) To place again.
        1. VT (rare) To put in a new or different place.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Yesterday spears were the weapon of choice in the North Rift; today they are being replaced by the Kalashnikov and rocket-fired grenade.
            • He was lured back by Libell Geddes, owner of the The Fifth supperclub/grill, to replace former GM Christian Huot, who is following his new bride to Miami.
            • Lampard was replaced by Kalou but the substitute immediately gave the ball to Jonas, whose 25-yard curler was tipped wide by Cech.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Water damage caused the plywood of the floor to delaminate. The layers came apart and the whole piece had to be replaced.
            • The canister is leaking. I think the main seal needs to be replaced.
            • But the risk is that being put on a quango hitlist becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, as organisations targeted for the chop find their best staff leave and become hard to replace.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
          Related Links:
          1. en replacement
          2. fr replace
          3. en replaced
          4. fr replacer
          5. en replacee
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          Grammatically, this word "replace" is a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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