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replace

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈpleɪs/
USE INSTEAD B1 to start using another thing or person instead of the one that you are using now: We're thinking of replacing our old TV with a fancy new one.Replacing and exchanging
BE USED INSTEAD B2 to start to be used instead of the thing or person that is being used now: This system will replace the old one.Replacing and exchanging
GET SOMETHING NEW B1 to get something new because the one you had before has been lost or damaged: We'll have to replace this carpet soon.Replacing and exchanging
PUT BACK formal to put something back in the place where it usually is: She picked up the books and carefully replaced them on the shelf.Giving, bringing or getting back
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