1. substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
- He replaced the old razor blade
- We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago
- the insurance will replace the lost income
2. take the place or move into the position of
- Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
- Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school
3. put something back where it belongs
- replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it
4. put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
- the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt
Sentences with replace as a verb:
- When you've finished using the telephone, please replace the handset.
- The earl...was replaced in his government. — Francis Bacon.
- You can take what you need from the petty cash, but you must replace it tomorrow morning.
- I replaced my car with a newer model.
- The batteries were dead so I replaced them
- This security pass replaces the one you were given earlier.
- This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration. — William Whewell.