Definitions

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

Etymologies

Prefix re- + place. (Wiktionary)

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