Replacer vs Replaced - What's the difference?
As a noun replacer
is a replacement or substitute.
As a verb replaced is
A replacement or substitute.
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.