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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.Replacing and exchanging B1 If you replace something broken, damaged, or lost, you provide a new one: I promised to replace the plate that I'd dropped.Replacing and exchanging

replace verb [T] (PUT BACK)

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