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.

2. to start using something instead of something else:
replace something with something

• Annual wage increases will be replaced with a bonus system.

3. HUMAN RESOURCES to remove someone from their job, position etc and give the job to a different person:
replace somebody with somebody

• They replaced the permanent staff with part-timers.

4. COMMERCE to give someone a product instead of one that they bought which was damaged or not perfect:

• The shop offered to replace the television for me.

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replace UK US /rɪˈpleɪs/ verb [T]
to take the place of something or someone else: »

The single farm payment will replace all subsidy schemes in January.


Four people have left the DA's office and not been replaced.

replace sth with sth »

The majority of British people are opposed to replacing the pound sterling with the euro.

replace sb as sth »

He'll be replaced as undersecretary by Kate Michael.

to change something that is old, damaged, lost, etc. for something newer or better: »

The machines were too expensive to replace.


A lot of technology in this hospital is ancient and needs to be replaced.


The company guarantees to replace a stolen handset within 24 hours.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • replacé — Replacé, [replac]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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

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