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re·place

 (rĭ-plās′)
tr.v. re·placed, re·plac·ing, re·plac·es
1. To put back into a former position or place: replaced the sofa after vacuuming.
2. To take the place of or fill the role of: Jets have largely replaced propeller planes.
3. To provide a substitute for (something broken or unsatisfactory, for example): replace a spark plug; replace a team's coach.
4. To pay back or return; refund: They were forced to replace the money they stole.

re·place′a·ble adj.
re·plac′er n.
Synonyms: replace, supersede, supplant
These verbs mean to put someone or something in the place of another. To replace is to be or to furnish an equivalent or substitute, especially for one that has been lost, depleted, worn out, or discharged: "A conspiracy was carefully engineered to replace the Directory by three 'Consuls'" (H.G. Wells).
To supersede is to replace one person or thing by another held to be more valuable or useful, or less antiquated: "In our island the Latin appears never to have superseded the old Gaelic speech" (Thomas Macaulay).
Supplant often suggests the use of intrigue or underhanded tactics to take another's place: "The rivaling poor Jones, and supplanting him in her affections, added another spur to his pursuit" (Henry Fielding).

replace

(rɪˈpleɪs)
vb (tr)
1. to take the place of; supersede: the manual worker is being replaced by the machine.
2. to substitute a person or thing for (another which has ceased to fulfil its function); put in place of: to replace an old pair of shoes.
3. to put back or return; restore to its rightful place
reˈplaceable adj
reˌplaceaˈbility n
reˈplacer n

re•place

(rɪˈpleɪs)

v.t. -placed, -plac•ing.
1. to assume the function of; substitute for: to replace gas lights with electric lights.
2. to provide a substitute for: to replace a broken dish.
3. to return; make good: to replace borrowed money.
4. to restore to the proper place.
[1585–95]
re•place′a•ble, adj.
re•place`a•bil′i•ty, n.

replace


Past participle: replaced
Gerund: replacing

Imperative
replace
replace
Present
I replace
you replace
he/she/it replaces
we replace
you replace
they replace
Preterite
I replaced
you replaced
he/she/it replaced
we replaced
you replaced
they replaced
Present Continuous
I am replacing
you are replacing
he/she/it is replacing
we are replacing
you are replacing
they are replacing
Present Perfect
I have replaced
you have replaced
he/she/it has replaced
we have replaced
you have replaced
they have replaced
Past Continuous
I was replacing
you were replacing
he/she/it was replacing
we were replacing
you were replacing
they were replacing
Past Perfect
I had replaced
you had replaced
he/she/it had replaced
we had replaced
you had replaced
they had replaced
Future
I will replace
you will replace
he/she/it will replace
we will replace
you will replace
they will replace
Future Perfect
I will have replaced
you will have replaced
he/she/it will have replaced
we will have replaced
you will have replaced
they will have replaced
Future Continuous
I will be replacing
you will be replacing
he/she/it will be replacing
we will be replacing
you will be replacing
they will be replacing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been replacing
you have been replacing
he/she/it has been replacing
we have been replacing
you have been replacing
they have been replacing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been replacing
you will have been replacing
he/she/it will have been replacing
we will have been replacing
you will have been replacing
they will have been replacing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been replacing
you had been replacing
he/she/it had been replacing
we had been replacing
you had been replacing
they had been replacing
Conditional
I would replace
you would replace
he/she/it would replace
we would replace
you would replace
they would replace
Past Conditional
I would have replaced
you would have replaced
he/she/it would have replaced
we would have replaced
you would have replaced
they would have replaced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.replace - 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"
exchange, convert, commute, change - exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares"
change - remove or replace the coverings of; "Father had to learn how to change the baby"; "After each guest we changed the bed linens"
novate - replace with something new, especially an old obligation by a new one
regenerate, renew - reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership"
supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant, replace - 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"
2.replace - 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"
replace - 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"
put back, replace - 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"
deputise, deputize, step in, substitute - act as a substitute; "She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold"
displace, preempt - take the place of or have precedence over; "live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour"; "discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor"
usurp - take the place of; "gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke"
oust - remove and replace; "The word processor has ousted the typewriter"
come after, succeed, follow - be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
3.replace - 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"
hang up - put a telephone receiver back in its cradle
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant, replace - 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"
4.replace - 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"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
shift - move and exchange for another; "shift the date for our class reunion"
reduce - simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
truncate - replace a corner by a plane
retool - provide (a workshop or factory) with new tools
subrogate - substitute one creditor for another, as in the case where an insurance company sues the person who caused an accident for the insured

replace

verb
1. take the place of, follow, succeed, oust, take over from, supersede, supplant, stand in lieu of, fill (someone's) shoes or boots, step into (someone's) shoes or boots the man who deposed and replaced him
2. substitute, change, exchange, switch, swap, commute Replace that liquid with salt, sugar and water.
3. put back, return, restore, return to its place Replace the caps on the bottles.

replace

verb
1. To put (someone) in the possession of a prior position or office:
2. To substitute for or fill the place of:
Translations
يَسْتَبْدِليَسْتَبْدِلُيُعيدُ الشَّيء إلى مكانِه
nahraditvyměnitvrátit
erstattelægge tilbageudskifte
asendama
korvatasyrjäyttää
zamijeniti
kicserél
setja aftur á sinn staîskipta um; koma í staîinn fyrir
取って代わる
대신하다
kas pavaduojapakeičiamas
aizstātatlikt atpakaļnomainīt
dati nazajnadomestiti
byta ut
แทนที่
thay thế

replace

[rɪˈpleɪs] VT
1. (= put back) → volver a colocar
replace the cap after usevuelva a colocar la tapa después de usarlo
he replaced the letter in his pocketse volvió a meter la carta en el bolsillo
to replace the receivercolgar (el auricular)
2. (= get replacement for) [+ object] → reponer; [+ person] → sustituir, reemplazar
the body has to replace lost fluidel cuerpo tiene que reponer los líquidos perdidos
we will replace the broken glassesrepondremos or pagaremos los vasos rotos
they are not going to replace her when she leavescuando se vaya no van sustituirla or reemplazarla, no van a poner a nadie en su lugar cuando se vaya
3. (= put in place of) to replace sth with sthsustituir algo por algo
the airline is replacing its DC10s with Boeing 747sla compañía aérea está sustituyendo los DC10 por Boeings 747
to replace sb with sth/sbsustituir a algn por algo/algn, reemplazar a algn por or con algo/algn
many workers are being replaced by machinesestán sustituyendo a muchos trabajadores por máquinas, están reemplazando a muchos trabajadores por or con máquinas
4. (= take the place of) [+ thing] → sustituir; [+ person] → sustituir, reemplazar
chopped chives can replace the parsleyel perejil se puede sustituir por cebolletas picadas
he replaced Evans as managing directorsustituyó or reemplazó a Evans en el puesto de director gerente
nobody could ever replace him in my heartnadie podrá jamás ocupar su lugar en mi corazón
5. (= change) → cambiar
the battery needs replacinghay que cambiar la pila

replace

[rɪˈpleɪs] vt
(= put back) → remettre, replacer
He replaced the book on the shelf → Il a replacé le livre sur l'étagère., Il a remis le livre sur l'étagère.
Replace the caps on the bottles → Remettez les bouchons sur les bouteilles.
"replace the receiver" → "raccrochez"
(= take the place of) → remplacer
to replace sth with sth → remplacer qch avec qch
to replace sb/sth as sth → remplacer qn/qch comme qch
(= get new version of) → remplacer
If anything gets broken, I will replace it → Si quelque chose est cassé, je le remplacerai.

replace

vt
(= put back)zurücksetzen; (on end, standing up) → zurückstellen; (on its side, flat) → zurücklegen; to replace the receiver (Telec) → (den Hörer) auflegen
(= provide or be substitute for) person, thing, ingredient, goods (temporarily) → vertreten; the boss has replaced Smith with Jonesder Chef hat Smith durch Jones ersetzt
(= renew) components, partsaustauschen, ersetzen
(Comput) text etcersetzen

replace

[rɪˈpleɪs] vt
a. (put back) → rimettere (a posto) (Telec) (receiver) → riattaccare
b. (get replacement for, take the place of) to replace (by, with)rimpiazzare (con), sostituire (con)

replace

(rəˈpleis) verb
1. to put, use etc (a person, thing etc), or to be put, used etc, in place of another. I must replace that broken lock; He replaced the cup he broke with a new one; Cars have replaced horses as the normal means of transport.
2. to put (something) back where it was. Please replace the books on the shelves.
reˈplaceable adjective
reˈplacement noun
I must find a replacement for my secretary – she's leaving next week.

replace

يَسْتَبْدِلُ vyměnit erstatte ersetzen αντικαθιστώ reemplazar syrjäyttää remplacer zamijeniti sostituire 取って代わる 대신하다 vervangen erstatte zastąpić substituir заменять byta ut แทนที่ yerini almak thay thế 取代

replace

v. reemplazar, reponer, substituir.

replace

vt reemplazar, sustituir (V. también substitute.)
References in classic literature ?
Now let's fly round, and do double duty today, so that we can play tomorrow with free minds," said Jo, preparing to replace her pen with a broom.
The beginning of the most materialistic age in the history of the world, when wars would be fought without patrio- tism, when men would forget God and only pay attention to moral standards, when the will to power would replace the will to serve and beauty would be well-nigh forgotten in the terrible headlong rush of mankind toward the acquiring of possessions, was telling its story to Jesse the man of God as it was to the men about him.
Nothing but vast wisdom and unlimited power should dare to sweep off men in multitudes," he added; "for it is only the one that can know the necessity of the judgment; and what is there, short of the other, that can replace the creatures of the Lord?
It was a project of mine to replace the tournament with something which might furnish an escape for the extra steam of the chivalry, keep those bucks entertained and out of mischief, and at the same time preserve the best thing in them, which was their hardy spirit of emulation.
It was a common trick with the boys--particularly if a stranger was present--to pretend a cramp and howl for help; then when the stranger came tearing hand over hand to the rescue, the howler would go on struggling and howling till he was close at hand, then replace the howl with a sarcastic smile and swim blandly away, while the town boys assailed the dupe with a volley of jeers and laughter.
He had brought a new copy of The Arabian Nights for Rebecca, wishing to replace the well-worn old one that had been the delight of her girlhood; but meeting her at such an inauspicious time, he had absently carried it away with him.
Nothing could replace him, therefore, in her former esteem, nor injure the interests of Colonel Brandon.
The house cleared, I shut myself in, fastened the bolt that none might intrude, and proceeded--not to weep, not to mourn, I was yet too calm for that, but--mechanically to take off the wedding dress, and replace it by the stuff gown I had worn yesterday, as I thought, for the last time.
She did not replace my mother; no one could do that; but she came into a vacancy in my heart, which closed upon her, and I felt towards her something I have never felt for any other human being.
Joe put clean white curtains up, and tacked a new flowered-flounce across the wide chimney to replace the old one, and uncovered the little state parlour across the passage, which was never uncovered at any other time, but passed the rest of the year in a cool haze of silver paper, which even extended to the four little white crockery poodles on the mantelshelf, each with a black nose and a basket of flowers in his mouth, and each the counterpart of the other.
And now something had come to replace his hoard which gave a growing purpose to the earnings, drawing his hope and joy continually onward beyond the money.
Now I may be unfortunate, and so lose what I cannot replace or repay.