Replace

  • 1 replace — re‧place [rɪˈpleɪs] verb [transitive] 1. to start being used, doing a job etc instead of something or someone else: • The tax replaces a levy of 13.5% on manufactured goods. • He will be replaced as chief executive by the current finance director …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 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. [1913 Webster] The earl . . . was replaced in his government. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To refund;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 replace — replace, displace, supplant, supersede are rarely interchangeable terms, but they can carry the same basic meaning to put a person or thing out of his or its place or into the place of another. Replace implies supplying a substitute for what has… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 replace — replace, substitute 1. The typical construction is to replace A with B (or, in the passive, B is replaced by A), or B can simply replace A, whereas with substitute it is to substitute B for A or to substitute B without any continuation (more… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 replace — [ri plās′] vt. replaced, replacing 1. to place again; put back in a former or the proper place or position 2. to take the place of; supplant [workers replaced by automated equipment] 3. to provide a substitute or equivalent for [to replace a worn …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 replace — I verb act for, alternate, change, commute, compensate, cover for, depute, deputize, duplicate, exchange, fill in for, interchange, make amends, pay back, put back, refund, reimburse, reinstall, reinstate, repay, reponere, represent, restitute,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 replacé — replacé, ée (re pla sé, sée) part. passé de replacer. La statue de Napoléon Ier replacée sur la colonne de la place Vendôme …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 8 replace — 1590s, to restore to a previous place, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + PLACE (Cf. place) (v.). Meaning to take the place of is recorded from 1733 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 replace — [v] take the place of; put in place of alter, back up, change, compensate, displace, fill in, follow, front for*, give back, mend, oust, outplace, patch, pinch hit for*, put back, reconstitute, recoup, recover, redeem, redress, reestablish,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 replacé — Replacé, [replac]ée. part …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 11 replace — ► VERB 1) take the place of. 2) provide a substitute for. 3) put back in a previous place or position. DERIVATIVES replaceable adjective replacer noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 replace — 01. The administration is going to [replace] all the computers with newer models over the next couple of months. 02. I have to get a new blade for my razor, but unfortunately a [replacement] costs about 30 bucks. 03. Coco Chanel once said that in …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 replace — verb 1 take the place of sb/sth; exchange sb/sth ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, fully, totally ▪ largely ▪ partially ▪ merely …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 replace — [[t]rɪple͟ɪs[/t]] ♦♦ replaces, replacing, replaced 1) VERB If one thing or person replaces another, the first is used or acts instead of the second. [V n] The council tax replaces the poll tax next April. [V n as n] ...the city lawyer who… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 replace — replaceable, adj. replaceability, n. replacer, n. /ri plays /, v.t., replaced, replacing. 1. to assume the former role, position, or function of; substitute for (a person or thing): Electricity has replaced gas in lighting. 2. to provide a… …

    Universalium

  • 16 replace */*/*/ — UK [rɪˈpleɪs] / US verb [transitive] Word forms replace : present tense I/you/we/they replace he/she/it replaces present participle replacing past tense replaced past participle replaced 1) a) to get rid of someone or something, and to put a new… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 replace — transitive verb Date: 1595 1. to restore to a former place or position < replace cards in a file > 2. to take the place of especially as a substitute or successor 3. to put something new in the place of < replace a worn carpet > • replaceable… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 replace — re|place [ rı pleıs ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to get rid of someone or something and put a new person or thing in their place: We ll have to replace all the furniture that was damaged in the flood. replace something with something: The plan is… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 replace — re|place W1S2 [rıˈpleıs] v [T] 1.) to start doing something instead of another person, or start being used instead of another thing ▪ I m replacing Sue on the team. ▪ Lectures have replaced the old tutorial system. 2.) to remove someone from… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 replace — /rI pleIs/ verb (T) 1 to start doing something instead of another person, or being used instead of another thing: I m replacing Sue on the team. | These PCs replace the old system network. 2 to remove someone from their job or something from its… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English