# replace

### Pronunciation

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## Verb

 Plain form replace Third-person singular replaces Past tense replaced Past participle replaced Present participle replacing
1. (transitive) If ${\displaystyle X}$ replaces ${\displaystyle Y}$ or if you replace ${\displaystyle Y}$ with ${\displaystyle X}$, ${\displaystyle X}$ now does what ${\displaystyle Y}$ used to do.
Smith will replace the injured Jones for England who are leading 2 to 0.
2. (transitive) If you replace something, you give somebody a new one because you have broken, lost, or used the old one.
I'm sorry, don't know how I'm going to replace your stolen bike.
3. (transitive) If you replace something, you put it back where it was.
After looking at the ring for a while, he carefully replaced it and left the shop.