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  • Parchesi slats I replace often net foecal peristalsis eh?… Crap!
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Definition of the verb replace

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Replace is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: replaced | replacing | replaces

  1. substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    • examples: 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
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]She exchanged her purchase
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, plural] with [Recipient]Cathay is swapping equity stakes with the U.S. carrier
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme 1] for [Theme 2]Gwen exchanged the dress for a shirt
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Theme, plural]He swapped between the two
      [Agent - being or organization, plural] [Verb] [Theme, plural]Twenty couples exchanged rings

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): barter.

    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: regenerate / renew = reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    • more specific words:
      • exchange / commute / convert / change = exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
      • change = remove or replace the coverings of
      • novate = replace with something new, especially an old obligation by a new one
  2. take the place or move into the position of
  3. put something back where it belongs
    • example: replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of replace: put back
    • more generic words: lay / place / pose / position / put / set = put into a certain place or abstract location
    • more specific term: hang up = put a telephone receiver back in its cradle
  4. put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
    • example: the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of replace: exchange / interchange / substitute
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific words:
      • shift = move and exchange for another
      • reduce = simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
      • truncate = replace a corner by a plane
      • retool = provide (a workshop or factory) with new tools
      • subrogate = substitute one creditor for another, as in the case where an insurance company sues the person who caused an accident for the insured

Alternative definition of the verb replace


  1. [transitive] To restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
  2. [transitive] To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
  3. [transitive] To supply or substitute an equivalent for.
  4. [transitive] To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfil the end or office of.
  5. [transitive] To demolish a building and build a updated form of that building in its place.
  6. [transitive, rare] To place again.
  7. [transitive, rare] To put in a new or different place.


  1. "Replace" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  2. "Replace" a.k.a. "Diversification EP" is a musical EP of Mooz.
    • released on (14 years ago)


replace: In computing, replace is a command used on DOS, Microsoft Windows and related computer operating systems that is used to replace one or more existing files or add new files to a target directory. The replace command first appeared in DOS 3.2 and has been included in most versions of MS-DOS and IBM PC DOS. It is also included as a console command in Microsoft Windows.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Replace

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Google previewGeographical Information Systems for Urban and Regional Planning (2013)

by Henk J. Scholten, John Stillwell

MODEL ACTOR DATA BASE REPLACE and GIS REPLACE is a typically spatial model. As such, it is not surprising that both from a modelling and a decision support point of view, interaction with a GIS strongly improves the quality of the ...

Google previewGrowing Up Absurd (2012)

Problems of Youth in the Organized Society by Paul Goodman, Susan Sontag

For in general, a profound revolutionary program in any field projects a new workable kind of behavior, a new nature of man, a new whole society; just as the traditional society it tries to replace is a whole society that the revolutionists think is ...

Google previewThe Sociocultural Turn in Psychology (2010)

The Contextual Emergence of Mind and Self by Suzanne Kirschner, Jack Martin

The Paradox of Statistical Methods One of the problems with the old-paradigm psychology that social constructionist theory and its associated analytical methodology replace is the use of statistical methods, applied to mass data. It is close to a ...

Google previewSams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache in 24 Hours (2003)

by Julie C. Meloni

REPLACE is a variation of INSERT that deletes, and then reinserts a record with a matching primary key. Be very careful when using UPDATE to change values in a column because failure to add a condition will result in the given column ...

Google previewOpen VMS Operating System Concepts (1997)

by David Donald Miller

The penalty of choosing the wrong page to replace is that it will have to be faulted back into memory ...

Google previewExcel 2007 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies (2011)

by Greg Harvey

Eliminating Errors with Text to Speech Find and Replace is a great tool for eliminating errors. Eliminating Errors with Text to Speech.

Google previewThe Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia (2000)

by Vin T. Sparano

Replace line. c. Replace worn guides. Replace line and change storage areas. a. Use lower spooling tension. Make one final cast and rewind under low tension. b.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Bowling (2014)

by John Grasso, Eric R. Hartman

Silver Lake: New manager Mark Baker adds Wes Malott, Tommy Jones, and Bryon Smith to replace Blanchard, Williams, Bohr, and Van Hees. • L.A. X: New manager Andrew Cain adds Mika Koivuniemi and E. J. Tackett to replace Malott, ...

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Natural Healing (2005)

by Gary Null

Replace with cold-water fishes (tuna, salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines and cod, all fresh) four times a week. Eat nuts, nut butters, seeds, soybeans and soy products; organic eggs; and quinoa (a high-protein grain). Mix beans and grains ( such ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

used to replace photo IDs, PINs, passwords, signatures, or keys with the following HIT security advantages: • Access Control and Attendance—Use biometrics for controlling access to facilities and monitoring employee ...

Google previewMicrosoft Windows Vista Visual Encyclopedia (2007)

by Kate Shoup Welsh, Kate J. Chase

Click Replace Sounds with Visual Clues under Ease of Access Center; then enable Sound Notifications to replace system sounds with visual cues such as flashes, or enable Captions to replace sounds with captions. Setting up Windows ...

Google previewComplete Encyclopedia of the Freshwater Aquarium (2001)

by John Dawes

Replace removed water with tap or rainwater brought up to temperature (with boiled water) in a bucket or other suitable receptacle. Add dechlorinator or dechloraminator if the water change is larger than around 20-25 percent. Replacement ...

Google previewMath Dictionary With Solutions (1999)

A Math Review by Chris Kornegay

To test the equation of the graph for symmetry with respect to the x-axis, we replace y with —y. If the equation remains equivalent (unchanged), the graph of the equation is symmetric with respect to the x-axis. . A graph is symmetric with respect ...

Google previewThe Adobe Photoshop CS4 Dictionary (2009)

The A to Z Desktop Reference of Photoshop by Philip Andrews

Menu: File > File Info Bridge:View> Metadata Panel Shortcut: – See also: Metadata Append/Replace, Metadata Templates Version: CS2, CS3, CS4 The Metadata associated with a single image or a group of multi-selected images can be ...

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Quotes about Replace

Brown eyes

As I look
Into those

I feel
Like I'm

But it
Will never

You already

To take
Care of

To hold
And love

Like I want to

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Blue (Autumn Winds)
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Scrabble value of R1E1P3L1A1C3E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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