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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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