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American English: /rəˈpleɪs/
British English: /rɪˈpleɪs/

Translation of replace in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (be, act as replacement for)
    nobody can ever replace you, my darling
    nadie podrá nunca ocupar tu lugar, cariño
    Example sentences
    • This system has quietly been replaced at every studio with a deal that returns about 55% to the studios no matter what week of the run it is.
    • When the play became a film, the entire original cast returned except for Tandy, who was replaced with Gone with the Wind's Vivien Leigh.
    • Just a year later on, and following the departure of Dalley, replaced by Ros Murray, the band appear to return to some of their earlier instrumental sound with this third album.
    Example sentences
    • In China perhaps nationalism plays its most important role in replacing other elements in the official ideology that are having to be jettisoned to accommodate the effects of economic reform.
    • Denzel Washington does his thing in the Sinatra role, replacing Frank's shaken-but-confident characterization with an unsure and frightened soul.
    • What they have not said is that the particular foam that was in use at the time was an environmental substitute replacing a material that had worked well.
    1.2 (provide replacement for) she had to replace the cups she had broken
    tuvo que reponer las tazas que había roto
    incompetent managers are quickly replaced
    los directores incompetentes son sustituidos rápidamente
    1.3 (change) the batteries need replacing every few months
    cada pocos meses hay que cambiar las pilas
    to replace something with something
    cambiar algo por algo
    the frames were replaced with plastic ones
    cambiaron los marcos por unos de plástico
    to replace a man with a machine
    sustituir or reemplazar a un hombre por una máquina
    Example sentences
    • One of the charter boats had to be replaced at the last minute because of a broken bilge pump.
    • Although the broken window would still need to be replaced, the inner pane protects the building's interior from the fierce winds.
    • Broken roof tiles should be replaced and broken windows should be repaired.
  • 2 (put back)
    volver a poner or colocar
    she replaced the book on the shelf
    volvió a poner or a colocar el libro en el estante
    replace the receiver and redial
    cuelgue el auricular y vuelva a marcar
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