from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To put back into a former position or place.
- transitive v. To take or fill the place of.
- transitive v. To be or provide a substitute for.
- transitive v. To pay back or return; refund.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
- v. To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
- v. To supply or substitute an equivalent for.
- v. To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfil the end or office of.
- v. To demolish a building and build a updated form of that building in its place.
- v. To place again.
- v. To put in a new or different place.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
- transitive v. To refund; to repay; to restore.
- transitive v. To supply or substitute an equivalent for.
- transitive v. To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of.
- transitive v. To put in a new or different place.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put again in the former or the proper place.
- To restore (what has been taken away or borrowed); return; make good: as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
- To substitute something competent in the place of, as of something which has heen displaced or lost or destroyed.
- To fill or take the place of; supersede; be a substitute for; fulfil the end or office of.
- Synonyms To reinstate, reëstablish, restore.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
- v. put something back where it belongs
- v. substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
- v. take the place or move into the position of
Prefix re- + place. (Wiktionary)