Definitions of replace

  1. put something back where it belongs; " replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it"; " please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them"
  2. put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; " the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; " substitute regular milk with fat- free milk"
  3. substitute a person or thing for ( another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected); " 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"
  4. To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
  5. To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
  6. To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of.
  7. To put in a new or different place.
  8. To put back in place; as, to replace a book on a shelf; take or fill the place of; as, a new house replaces the old one; restore; as, to replace lost goods; put in a new place.
  9. To place back: to put again in a former place, condition, etc.: to repay: to provide a substitute for: to take the place of.
  10. Replacement.
  11. To restore to its place; provide a substitute for; take the place of.
  12. To put back in place.
  13. To fill the place of.
  14. To refund; repay.
  15. To put again in the former place; to put in a new place; to repay; to refund; to supply with a proper substitute; to take the place of.
  16. To put again in a former position; to put in a new place; to refund; to put.

Usage examples for replace

  1. " You might as well, my dear," rejoined the rector mildly, as he stooped over to replace one of the baby's bottles in the basket from which it had slipped. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  2. They tied every handkerchief and available material together to replace the lost rope, but their efforts were fruitless; they could not get length enough to reach the rock. – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly
  3. These shops he visited regularly every Saturday to see if any had been sold, and leave others to replace those that had happily been disposed of. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  4. " It was not possible, of course, for me to replace the bone with another of the same composition as its own," Toolls said, after the machine had completed its work. – Vital Ingredient by Charles V. De Vet
  5. Through the openings in the tree- tops the stars shone with steady clearness, doing their best to replace the light of the little moon which had gone to rest early, like most young things. – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  6. It was spoiled, and another cut to replace it. – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  7. We leave nothing undone to gain their confidence and love; that accomplished, understanding will replace duty; confidence, fear; and affection, severity. – Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
  8. So far as his ability and his taste were concerned, it would have been easy to replace him, but Quijada sought in his successor qualities which rarely adorned a single individual, but which he expected to find united in the knight. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. It will be necessary to take a few extra blooms in different stages of growth, to replace any in the box that have expanded; for a rose showing an eye gains no point. – Roses and Rose Growing by Rose Georgina Kingsley
  10. Do you know, added he, as he was about to replace the picture, I think I shall take it up to my room. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  11. We would replace it in honor, by recalling attention to the qualities that make its glory. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  12. Two notes of my song in the night stood for my presence to H., and no song from any one else could replace it. – The Story of the Mind by James Mark Baldwin
  13. You would have said that the sofa had been rolled carelessly, trying to replace it in the position it usually occupied. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  14. In the meantime, Story and I, with our constant companion, Peter, rode over to the settlement to obtain the stores we required for our journey, as well as to replace our baggage mules. – Adventures in the Far West by W.H.G. Kingston