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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We miss opportunities to significantly improve capability or throughput by not considering something new because "we don't need that right now," or hyper-focus on replacing something with the same because it is a known entity.
"What a lot of environmentalists fail to realize is that even though it might sound like you're replacing something with a greener refrigerant, if the efficiency is worse, it doesn't help you any because you still have to power these units," Cole said.