replace (someone or something) with (someone or something)

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replace (someone or something) with (someone or something)

To substitute a person or thing in the place of someone or something; to provide someone or something that assumes the function, role, or status of someone or something. They're looking to replace the manager with someone who is a bit better educated. I feel like we're all going to be replaced by machines someday.
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Because you cannot replace something with nothing, there was no immediate break in British-EU trade.
If you replace something with nothing, you have to expect significant political and social resistance.
"Rather than having to try and replace something with your own experiences, I like to have all the work done so I can really be the character and then you can play.
'So we paid for all our staff to become members of the IPR, because we felt it important that we didn't replace something with nothing.'