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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Replace  \Re*place"\  (r?-pl?s"),  v.  t.  [Pref.  re-  +  place:  cf  F. 
  1.  To  place  again  to  restore  to  a  former  place  position, 
  condition,  or  the  like 
  The  earl  .  .  .  was  replaced  in  his  government. 
  2.  To  refund;  to  repay;  to  restore;  as  to  replace  a  sum  of 
  money  borrowed. 
  3.  To  supply  or  substitute  an  equivalent  for  as  to  replace 
  a  lost  document. 
  With  Israel,  religion  replaced  morality.  --M. 
  4.  To  take  the  place  of  to  supply  the  want  of  to  fulfull 
  the  end  or  office  of 
  This  duty  of  right  intention  does  not  replace  or 
  supersede  the  duty  of  consideration.  --Whewell. 
  5.  To  put  in  a  new  or  different  place 
  Note:  The  propriety  of  the  use  of  replace  instead  of 
  displace,  supersede,  take  the  place  of  as  in  the  third 
  and  fourth  definitions,  is  often  disputed  on  account  of 
  etymological  discrepancy;  but  the  use  has  been 
  sanctioned  by  the  practice  of  careful  writers. 
  {Replaced  crystal}  (Crystallog.),  a  crystal  having  one  or 
  more  planes  in  the  place  of  its  edges  or  angles. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  substitute  a  person  or  thing  for  (another  that  has  ceased  to 
  fulfil  its  function);  "He  replaced  the  old  razor  blade" 
  2:  take  the  place  of  [syn:  {supplant},  {supersede},  {supervene 
  3:  put  something  back  where  it  belongs  [syn:  {put  back}] 
  4:  put  in  the  place  of  another  [syn:  {substitute}] 

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