Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

replicate - definition and synonyms


What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

verb [transitive] formal replicate pronunciation in American English /ˈreplɪˌkeɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlereplicating
past tensereplicated
past participlereplicated
  1. to do or make something again in the same way as before

    Other scientists have been unable to replicate his results.

derived word


 replicate pronunciation in American English /ˌreplɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary


spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog