replace meaning

  • VerbSGreplacesPRreplacingPT, PPreplacedPREré-SUF-ace
    1. VT To restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
      1. When you've finished using the telephone, please replace the handset.
      2. The earl...was replaced in his government. — Francis Bacon.
    2. VT To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
      1. You can take what you need from the petty cash, but you must replace it tomorrow morning.
    3. VT To supply or substitute an equivalent for.
      1. I replaced my car with a newer model.
      2. The batteries were dead so I replaced them
    4. VT To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfill the end or office of.
      1. This security pass replaces the one you were given earlier.
      2. This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration. — William Whewell.
    5. VT To demolish a building and build an updated form of that building in its place.
      1. VT (rare) To place again.
        1. VT (rare) To put in a new or different place.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • When you've finished using the telephone, please replace the handset.
            • Order new rose bushes to replace any that have winterkilled.
            • He took down the picture and replaced it with the framed photograph.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The canister is leaking. I think the main seal needs to be replaced.
            • But the risk is that being put on a quango hitlist becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, as organisations targeted for the chop find their best staff leave and become hard to replace.
            • Water damage caused the plywood of the floor to delaminate. The layers came apart and the whole piece had to be replaced.

        Meaning of replace for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "replace" is a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
          Difficultness: Level 2
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 7
          Definite    ➨     Versatile
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