replace

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Replace \Re*place"\ (r?-pl?s"), verb (used with an object) [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

replace

verb

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}, {replace}, {supersede}, {supervene upon}, {supercede}]

3: 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: {replace}, {put back}]

4: 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"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning" [syn: {substitute}, {replace}, {interchange}, {exchange}]

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