- When you take the milk from the shelf and then you put it back, this is an example of a time when you replace the milk where you found it.
- When you throw out your old shoes and get new ones, this is an example of a time when you replace your old shoes.
- When new shoes take the place of your old ones, this is an example of a time when the new shoes replace the old.
transitive verb-·placed′, -·plac′ing
- to place again; put back in a former or the proper place or position
- to take the place of; supplant: workers replaced by automated equipment
- to provide a substitute or equivalent for: to replace a worn tire
- to put back or pay back; restore; return: to replace embezzled funds
transitive verbre·placed, re·plac·ing, re·plac·es
- a. To put back into a former position or place: replaced the sofa after vacuuming.b. To restore or return: replaced the money he had stolen.
- To take the place of: Jets have largely replaced propeller planes. Nurse practitioners are replacing doctors in some clinics.
- To fill the place of; provide a substitute for: replaced the team's coach; replaced the wall-to-wall carpeting with hardwood floors. See Usage Note at substitute.
(third-person singular simple present replaces, present participle replacing, simple past and past participle replaced)
- To restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
- When you've finished using the telephone, please replace the handset.
- The earl...was replaced in his government. "” Francis Bacon.
- To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
- You can take what you need from the petty cash, but you must replace it tomorrow morning.
- To supply or substitute an equivalent for.
- I replaced my car with a newer model.
- The batteries were dead so I replaced them
- To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfil the end or office of.
- This security pass replaces the one you were given earlier.
- This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration. "” William Whewell.
- To demolish a building and build an updated form of that building in its place.
- (rare) To place again.
- (rare) To put in a new or different place.
The propriety of the use of "replace" instead of "displace", "supersede", or "take the place of", as in the fourth definition, has been disputed on account of etymological discrepancy, but is standard English and universally accepted.
Prefix re- + place.
replace - Computer Definition
An external DOS/Windows command that can be used to copy only updated files. The /u parameter checks time and date and only copies source files that are newer than the ones in the destination folder. To backup all .TXT files to the \BACKUP folder, type: replace *.txt \backup /u