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replace

re·place

replace

 
 
pronunciation:
rih pleIs
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: replaced, replaces, replacing
definition 1: to put in place of (a similar object).
The battery was dead, and he had to replace it.
similar words:
substitute
definition 2: to take the place of.
She was chosen to replace the band's lead singer.The automobile replaced the horse and carriage as a means of transportation in the twentieth century.
synonyms:
displace, supersede
similar words:
fill in for, relieve, spell, subrogate, substitute for, succeed, supplant
definition 3: to put back into a previous position.
Please replace the tools when you're finished with them.
synonyms:
put back, return
antonyms:
displace, remove
similar words:
rehabilitate, restore, right
derivations: replaceable (adj.), replaceability (n.)