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Replace Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    replace v
  1. 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"
  2. 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" [syn: supplant, supersede, supervene upon]
  3. 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" [syn: substitute]
  4. 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" [syn: put back]
Replace Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Replace \Re*place"\ (r?-pl?s"), v. t. [Pref. re- + place: cf. F. replacer.]
  1. To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like. The earl . . . was replaced in his government. --Bacon.
  2. To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
  3. To supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace a lost document. With Israel, religion replaced morality. --M. Arnold.
  4. To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of. This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration. --Whewell.
  5. To put in a new or different place. Note: The propriety of the use of replace instead of displace, supersede, take the place of, as in the third and fourth definitions, is often disputed on account of etymological discrepancy; but the use has been sanctioned by the practice of careful writers. Replaced crystal (Crystallog.), a crystal having one or more planes in the place of its edges or angles.

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* We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. - William Gladstone

* Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. - Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

* The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book -- it makes a very poor doorstop. - Alfred Hitchcock


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