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tr.v. re·placed, re·plac·ing, re·plac·es
a. To put back into a former position or place: replaced the sofa after vacuuming.
b. To restore or return: replaced the money he had stolen.
2. To take the place of: Jets have largely replaced propeller planes. Nurse practitioners are replacing doctors in some clinics.
3. To fill the place of; provide a substitute for: replaced the team's coach; replaced the wall-to-wall carpeting with hardwood floors. See Usage Note at substitute.

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: "We can learn to replace turbulent passions with peaceful emotions" (Margaret Visser).
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thing by another held to be more valuable or useful, or less antiquated: "In our island the Latin appears never to have superseded the old Gaelic speech" (Thomas Macaulay).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).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.replaceable - capable of being replaced
expendable - suitable to be expended
irreplaceable, unreplaceable - impossible to replace; "irreplaceable antiques"
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[rɪˈpleɪsəbl] ADJreemplazable, sustituible
it will not easily be replaceableno será fácil encontrar uno igual
he will not easily be replaceableno será fácil encontrar un sustituto


adj personersetzbar, zu ersetzen; (= renewable) components, parts alsoaustauschbar


(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.