(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. put back; supplant, succeed, supersede; substitute; restore, return; move. See substitution.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To supply an equivalent]
Syn. reestablish, reconstitute, replenish, refund, reimburse, repay, redress, compensate, mend, patch, redeem, make good; see also rearrange , reconstruct , renew 1 , repair .
Ant. lose*, damage, injure.
2. [To take the place of]
Syn. take over, supplant, displace, supersede, substitute for, succeed, follow, oust; see also substitute 2 .
3. [To put back in the same place]
Syn. restore, reinstate, put back; see return 2 .
Syn.- replace implies a taking, or putting in, the place of someone or something that is now lost, gone, destroyed, worn out, etc. [ to replace defective tubes ] ; displace suggests the ousting or dislodgment of a person or thing by another that replaces it [ he had been displaced in her affections by another man ] ; supersede implies a replacing with something superior, more up-to-date, etc. [ the steamship superseded the sailing ship ] ; supplant suggests a displacing that involves force, fraud, or innovation [ the prince had been supplanted by an impostor ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. take the place of succeed, follow, supersede, supplant, stand in, *step into one's shoes, fill in for.
2. return put back.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To put (someone) in the possession of a prior position or office: give back, reinstate, restore, return. See INCREASE, KEEP. 2. To substitute for or fill the place of: supersede, supplant, surrogate. See SUBSTITUTE.

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