To restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
- When you've finished using the telephone, please replace the handset.
To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
- The earl...was replaced in his government. — .
To supply or substitute an equivalent for.
- You can take what you need from the petty cash, but you must replace it tomorrow morning.
- I replaced my car with a newer model.
- The batteries were dead so I replaced them
To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfill the end or office of.
- Next Wednesday, four women and 15 men on the Crown Nominations Commission will gather for two days of prayer and horsetrading to replace Rowan Williams as archbishop of Canterbury.
- This security pass replaces the one you were given earlier.
To demolish a building and build an updated form of that building in its place.
(rare) To place again.
(rare) To put in a new or different place.
- This duty of right intention does not replace or supersede the duty of consideration. — .
The propriety of the use of "replace" instead of "displace", "supersede", or "take the place of", as in the fourth definition, has been disputed on account of etymological discrepancy, but is standard English and universally accepted.
Able to be done without; able to be expended; easily replaced.
Capable of being dispensed; distributable.
* 2006 , Pamela Lewis, Achieving Best Behavior for Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Parents and Carers , Jessica Kingsley Publsihers (2006), ISBN 9781843108092,
Subject to dispensation; possible to relax, exempt from, or annul.
* 2011 , Will Adam, Legal Flexibility and the Mission of the Church: Dispensation and Economy in Ecclesiastical Law , ISBN 9781409420552,
- The reward could be a preferred food, a sticker, blowing some bubbles, a noisemaker the child enjoys, a pat on the back, or some other easily dispensable reward that does not take the child away from the task at hand for more than a moment or two.
(biochemistry, nutrition, of an amino acid) Not essential to be taken in as part of an organism's diet, as it can be synthesized de novo.
* 2008 , Marie Dunford & J. Andrew Doyle, Nutrition for Sport and Exercise , Thomson Wadsworth (2008), ISBN 9780495014836,
- Jones' use of the term 'Ecclesiastical Law' in his definition of dispensations in Roman Catholic canon law points to the Roman Catholic distinction between divine law, from which no dispensation is possible, and merely ecclesiastical law, which is dispensable in certain circumstances.
- The difference in absorption rate is not surprising since whey has a high percentage of indispensable amino acids, which are absorbed more rapidly than dispensable amino acids.