|1.||[ verb ] 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" "the insurance will replace the lost income" "This antique vase can never be replaced"
|Related terms:||regenerate renew change novate change supplant replacement surrogate|
|2.||[ verb ] take the place or move into the position of|
|Synonyms:||supersede supplant supervene_upon|
"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"
|Related terms:||succeed assume oust substitute substitute replacement surrogate supplanting supersedure usurper|
|3.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||situate put hang_up supplant|
|4.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||exchange reduce shift retool truncate subrogate replacement commutation|