replace


replace
verb
1 take the place of sb/sth; exchange sb/sth
ADVERB
completely, entirely, fully, totally
largely
partially
merely, simply

Putting in a new kitchen can cost very little if you are simply replacing an old one.

easily

These losses are not easily replaced.

effectively

These guidelines effectively replaced the official procedure.

immediately, quickly, rapidly
gradually, slowly
eventually, finally, ultimately
temporarily

Williams has temporarily replaced Reed on the first team.

VERB + REPLACE
can

Machines can't replace people in this work.

can afford to
be built to, be designed to, be intended to, be meant to, be used to

It was built to replace the old jail.

decide to
appoint sb to, elect sb to, nominate sb to (esp. AmE)

She has been nominated to replace Justice O'Connor on the Supreme Court.

attempt to, try to
be costly to, be expensive to

Halogen lamps give excellent service, but the bulbs are expensive to replace.

be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to
PREPOSITION
as

She replaced Jane Stott as Managing Director.

by

Many of the workers have been replaced by machines.

with

We replaced the old television set with a newer one.

2 put sth back in the right place
ADVERB
carefully, gently
PREPOSITION
in

She replaced the dress in the wardrobe.

on

He carefully replaced the vase on the shelf.

Replace is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑wheel
Replace is used with these nouns as the object: ↑battery, ↑beaker, ↑bulb, ↑capitalism, ↑carpet, ↑cover, ↑cup, ↑filling, ↑fluid, ↑furnace, ↑fuse, ↑hip, ↑import, ↑joint, ↑lid, ↑machinery, ↑main, ↑manager, ↑phone, ↑receiver, ↑regime, ↑secretary, ↑stock, ↑string, ↑system, ↑tyre, ↑window, ↑windscreen, ↑wiring

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  • 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

  • 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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