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English definition of “replace”

replace

verb [T] (CHANGE FOR)    /rɪˈpleɪs/
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 replaceable     /-ˈpleɪ.sə.bl̩/ adjective Don't worry - all that stolen stuff is replaceable.Replacing and exchanging
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