be replaced with (someone or something)(redirected from were replaced with)
be replaced with (someone or something)
To have one's or something's role, function, status, capacity, etc., taken over by someone or something else; to have someone or something take one's or something's place. I feel like we're all going to be replaced with machines someday. The manager is being replaced with a younger, better educated person. All his anger was replaced with sadness after the initial shock wore off.
See also: replace