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 for replace
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Replace \Re*place"\ (r?-pl?s"), v. t. [Pref. re- + place: cf. F.
     1. To place again; to restore to a former place, position,
        condition, or the like.
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              The earl . . . was replaced in his government.
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     2. To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of
        money borrowed.
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     3. To supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace
        a lost document.
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              With Israel, religion replaced morality. --M.
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     4. To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull
        the end or office of.
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              This duty of right intention does not replace or
              supersede the duty of consideration.  --Whewell.
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     5. To put in a new or different place.
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     Note: 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.
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     Replaced crystal (Crystallog.), a crystal having one or
        more planes in the place of its edges or angles.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or
           inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what
           is expected); "He replaced the old razor blade"; "We need
           to replace the secretary that left a month ago"; "the
           insurance will replace the lost income"; "This antique vase
           can never be replaced"
      2: take the place or move into the position of; "Smith replaced
         Miller as CEO after Miller left"; "the computer has
         supplanted the slide rule"; "Mary replaced Susan as the
         team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"
         [syn: supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon,
      3: put something back where it belongs; "replace the book on the
         shelf after you have finished reading it"; "please put the
         clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them"
         [syn: replace, put back]
      4: put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent
         items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake
         Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk";
         "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the
         context's meaning" [syn: substitute, replace,
         interchange, exchange]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  113 Moby Thesaurus words for "replace":
     act for, alter, attend, boot, bounce, break, bump, bust, can,
     cashier, change, change places with, come after, crowd out,
     cut out, defrock, degrade, demote, deplume, depose, deprive,
     disbar, discharge, disemploy, dismiss, displace, displume,
     double for, drum out, emanate, ensue, expel, fill in for, fire,
     follow after, follow up, furlough, ghost, ghostwrite, give back,
     give the ax, give the gate, go after, issue, kick, kick upstairs,
     lay off, let go, let out, make redundant, overtake, pension off,
     pinch-hit, place in, put back, reactivate, read out of,
     reconstitute, reconvert, recoup, recover, recruit, reenact,
     reestablish, refill, reform, refund, regain, rehabilitate,
     reinstall, reinstate, reinstitute, reintegrate, reinvest, release,
     relieve, remove, renew, repay, replenish, represent, restitute,
     restore, result, retire, retrieve, return, revest, sack,
     separate forcibly, shift, spell, spell off, stand in for, strip,
     subrogate, substitute, substitute for, succeed, superannuate,
     supersede, supervene, supplant, surplus, suspend, swap places with,
     take back, track, trail, turn off, turn out, understudy for,

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