Synonyms of 'take the place of'
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If you relieve someone, you take their place and continue to do the job or duty that they have been doing.
At seven o'clock the night nurse came in to relieve her.
take over from
stand in for
give (someone) a break or rest
Thesaurus for take the place of from the Collins English Thesaurus
to be a substitute for