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replace

verb [T]  /rɪˈpleɪs/ us  

replace verb [T] (CHANGE FOR)

to take the place of something or put in the place of something or someone else: We replaced our old air conditioners. The ailing actress was replaced by her understudy.

replace verb [T] (PUT BACK)

to put something back where it was before: After dusting the vase, she replaced it on the shelf.
replacement
noun [C/U]  /rɪˈpleɪs·mənt/ us  
[U] The replacement of typewriters by computers happened quickly.
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