verb (replac, ing)
- (transitive) To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
- The earl...was replaced in his government.--Bacon.
- (transitive) To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
- (transitive) To supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace a lost document.
- With Israel, religion replaced morality. --M. Arnold.
- (transitive) To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfil the end or office of.
- This duty of right intention does not or supersede the duty of consideration. --Whewell.
- (transitive) To put in a new or different place.
Etymology: Prefix re- + place.
- Dutch: vervangen
- French: remplacer
- German: ersetzen
- Italian: sostituire
- Spanish: reemplazar
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