inflected forms: replaces; replaced; replacing
1 a : to be used instead of (something) • Will computers ever completely replace books? • Paper bags have been largelyreplaced by plastic bags.
1 b : to do the job or duty of (someone) • She was hired to replacethe previous manager.
2 : to put someone or something new in the place or position of (someone or something) • I replaced the old rug with a new one. • They recently replaced the old phone system. • The team’s manager was replaced last season. • The patient needed a transfusion to replace lost blood. • They’ve appointed a new minister to replace the one who just retired. • I guess it’s finally time to replace the stove.
3 : to put (something) where it was before • He carefully replacedthe vase on the shelf.