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replace

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈpleɪs/ us  

replace verb [T] (CHANGE FOR)

B1 to take the place of something, or to put something or someone in the place of something or someone else: The factory replaced most of its workers with robots. Tourism has replaced agriculture as the nation's main industry. B1 If you replace something broken, damaged, or lost, you provide a new one: I promised to replace the plate that I'd dropped.

replace verb [T] (PUT BACK)

C2 to put something back where it was before: The librarian replaced the books correctly on the shelves.
replaceable
adjective uk   /-ˈpleɪ.sə.bl̩/ us  
Don't worry - all that stolen stuff is replaceable.
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