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. take the place or move into the position of; " Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"; " the computer has supplanted the slide rule"; " Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest- ranked player in the school"
  5. To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
  6. To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
  7. To supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace a lost document.
  8. To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of.
  9. To put in a new or different place.
  10. 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.
  11. To place back: to put again in a former place, condition, etc.: to repay: to provide a substitute for: to take the place of.
  12. Replacement.
  13. To restore to its place; provide a substitute for; take the place of.
  14. To put back in place.
  15. To fill the place of.
  16. To refund; repay.
  17. 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.
  18. To put again in a former position; to put in a new place; to refund; to put.

Quotes of replace

  1. Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others. – Ambrose Bierce
  2. I love to run smart essays and commentary. But it doesn't replace the other kind of reporting. – Tina Brown
  3. President Bush has had an outstanding Secretary of State in Colin Powell and there are not many people who could replace him, making Condoleezza Rice an excellent choice. – Michael Crapo
  4. A large psychic void is left by a loss of faith. So many Catholics have tried so many things to replace it. – Phil Donahue
  5. A second reason why science cannot replace judgement is the behavior of financial markets. – Martin Feldstein
  6. The point of literary criticism in anthropology is not to replace research, but to find out how it is that we are persuasive. – Clifford Geertz
  7. Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding. – Louis Gerstner
  8. Futurism: This was a movement of intellectuals who wanted to replace tradition with the modern world of machinery, speed, violence, and public relations. It proves that we should be careful what intellectuals wish for, because we might get it. – Brad Holland
  9. With Hitchcock I had little relationship. I was called to replace Bernard Herrmann, his favorite composer, in Torn Curtain, after the bitter fight between them. – Maurice Jarre
  10. The aim of every authentic artist is not to conform to the history of art, but to release himself from it in order to replace it with his own history. – Harold Rosenberg
  11. My father was a progressive farmer, and was always ready to lay aside an old plough if he could replace it with one better constructed for its work. All through life, I have ever been ready to buy a better plough. – Andrew Taylor Still
  12. I have always been vitally interested in physical conditioning. I have long believed that athletic competition among people and nations should replace violence and wars. – Johnny Weissmuller
  13. There's something about childhood friends that you just can't replace – Lisa Whelchel
  14. It is wise for us to forget our troubles, there are always new ones to replace them. – Brigham Young
  15. And when the time comes to replace the O2 I have today, maybe my next machine will run Linux. – Jamie Zawinski

Usage examples for replace

  1. A woman may recover her first passion, it is true; but then she must replace it with another. – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. He only thinks what it would cost him to replace the book- keeper. – Dollars and Sense by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
  9. It was spoiled, and another cut to replace it. – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  10. 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
  11. Why should not the Church replace the jail? – The Empire of Love by W. J. Dawson
  12. " 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
  13. Fear now began to replace rage. – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  14. What do we say we are doing to clothes when we replace the worn parts? – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management by Ministry of Education
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. I replace the Pompilus by a Hive- bee. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
  18. " 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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