Replace

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Definition

to replace: to exchange, to change, to take the place of; to put back
verb
I'm here to replace the assistant during her maternity leave. I'll do her job while she's absent.

a replacement: a substitution, an exchange; a person or thing substituting another
noun
One of the windows in my car is broken and I need to buy a replacement. I'm going to go to the shop now because without a new window I can't use my car.

Examples

  • "He's the robot that will replace you."
  • "And I know exactly what you should replace it with."
  • "Replace Bruno's dead pet with one that's alive!"
  • "I don't want to be replaced, Bruno."
  • "If anyone has any ideas of what to build on the second floor to replace the laboratory, your suggestions are welcome!"
  • "And this afternoon, the interviews to hire Horatio's replacement are starting."
  • "I'll tell you what, bring your plant back today and we'll replace it with something less."
  • "I want to thank you for your invaluable help over the last few weeks: Replacing the majority of our workforce with automatons and robots was no easy task, but your help in reducing our fragile, fleshy and weak human staff was done with ruthless, near robotic, efficiency."
  • "This replaces my previous endeavor of sleeping with as many people as possible."
  • "Owner : I can't give you a refund, but I can replace him with another animal."

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