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Synonyms for replace

Synonyms for (verb) replace

Synonyms: replace Definition: substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected) Usage: He replaced the old razor blade; We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago; the insurance will replace the lost income; This antique vase can never be replaced

Similar words: regenerate, renew Definition: reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new Usage: We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years; They renewed their membership

Synonyms: replace, put back Definition: put something back where it belongs Usage: replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it; please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point

Synonyms: exchange, replace, interchange, substitute Definition: put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items Usage: the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt; substitute regular milk with fat-free milk; synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant, replace Definition: take the place or move into the position of Usage: Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left; the computer has supplanted the slide rule; Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

Similar words: succeed, come after, follow Definition: be the successor (of) Usage: Carter followed Ford; Will Charles succeed to the throne?