HyperDic: replace

English > 4 senses of the word replace:
VERBchangereplacesubstitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient / inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
socialreplace, supplant, supersede, supervene upontake the place or move into the position of
contactreplace, put backput something back where it belongs
possessionreplace, substitute, interchange, exchangeput in the place of another
replace > pronunciation
Soundserpley's; riy.pley's
Rhymesace / ACE ... workplace: 67 rhymes with eys...
English > replace: 4 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningSubstitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient / inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something with something
Examples
  • "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"
Narrowerchange, exchange, commute, convertExchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
changeRemove or replace the coverings of
novateReplace with something new, especially an old obligation by a new one
Broaderregenerate, renewreestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
Similar tosupplant, replace, supersede, supervene uponTake the place or move into the position of
Spanishreemplazar, remplazar, substituir, sustituir
Catalanreemplaçar, substituir
Nounsreplacement, replacingthe act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another
replacementa person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
replacementan event in which one thing is substituted for another
replacementsomeone who takes the place of another person
English > replace: 4 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningTake the place or move into the position of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"
  • "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"
Synonymssupplant, supersede, supervene upon
NarroweroustRemove and replace
preempt, displaceTake the place of or have precedence over
substitute, deputize, deputise, step inact as a substitute
usurpTake the place of
Broadersucceed, come after, followBe the successor (of)
Similar toreplaceSubstitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient / inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
replace, put backput something back where it belongs
Spanishreemplazar, substituir, suplantar, sustituir
Catalanreemplaçar, substituir
Nounsreplacement, replacingthe act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another
replacementa person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
replacementsomeone who takes the place of another person
English > replace: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningput something back where it belongs.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it"
Synonymput back
Narrowerhang upput a telephone receiver back in its cradle
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Similar tosupplant, replace, supersede, supervene uponTake the place or move into the position of
Spanishdevolver, reponer
English > replace: 4 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaningput in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s something with something
Example"the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"
Synonymssubstitute, interchange, exchange
Narrowerreducesimplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
retoolProvide (a workshop or factory) with new tools
shiftMove and exchange for another
subrogateSubstitute one creditor for another, as in the case where an insurance company sues the person who caused an accident for the insured
truncateReplace a corner by a plane
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishcanjear, intercambiar, reemplazar, substituir, suplir, sustituir
Catalanreemplaçar, substituir, suplir
Nounsreplacementthe act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another

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