See also: replacé
- (transitive) To restore to a former place, position, condition, etc.; to put back
- When you've finished using the telephone, please replace the handset.
- 1622, Francis Bacon, History of the Reign of King Henry VII
- The earl...was replaced in his government.
- 2020 August 26, “Network News: Mid-September before line reopens, says Network Rail”, in Rail, page 10:
- Network Rail doesn't expect the line through Carmont to open for around a month, as it faces the mammoth task of recovering the two power cars and four coaches from ScotRail's wrecked train, repairing bridge 325, stabilising earthworks around the landslip, and replacing the track.
- (transitive) To refund; to repay; to pay back
- You can take what you need from the petty cash, but you must replace it tomorrow morning.
- (transitive) To supply or substitute an equivalent for
- I replaced my car with a newer model.
- The batteries were dead so I replaced them
- (transitive) to take over the position or role from.
- 2012 September 20, Andrew Brown, “Archbishop of Canterbury succession race begins in earnest”, in The Guardian (online):
- Next Wednesday, four women and 15 men on the Crown Nominations Commission will gather for two days of prayer and horsetrading to replace Rowan Williams as archbishop of Canterbury.
- (transitive) To take the place of; to be used instead of
- This security pass replaces the one you were given earlier.
- 1845, William Whewell, The Elements of Morality: Including Polity
- This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration.
- (transitive) To demolish (a building) and build an updated form of that building in its place.
- (transitive, rare) To place again.
- (transitive, rare) To put in a new or different place.
to restore or return to a previous location