Re*place" (r?-pl?s"), v. t. [Pref. re- + place: cf. F. replacer.]


To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.

The earl . . . was replaced in his government. Bacon.


To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.


To supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace a lost document.

With Israel, religion replaced morality. M. Arnold.


To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of.

This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration. Whewell.


To put in a new or different place.

⇒ The propriety of the use of replace instead of displace, supersede, take the place of, as in the third and fourth definitions, is often disputed on account of etymological discrepancy; but the use has been sanctioned by the practice of careful writers.

Replaced crystal Crystallog., a crystal having one or more planes in the place of its edges or angles.


© Webster 1913.

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